Evaluating Bilingual Education in GermanyEvaluating Bilingual Education in Germany

A quasi-experimental study on 1,000 learners shows large initial differences between future CLIL and non-CLIL students due to selection and preparation effects.

Author: Dominik Rumlich

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631671296


Page: 582

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The author uses a theoretical account rooted in TEFL, language acquisition and educational psychology to provide the basis for the development of a comprehensive model of language learning in CLIL. It incorporates prior knowledge, EFL self-concept, interest in EFL classes, verbal cognitive abilities and contact to English. This model is used to estimate the effects of CLIL in the context of high-intensity programmes at German Gymnasien. The statistical evaluation of the quasi-experimental data from 1,000 learners proves the existence of large initial differences due to selection, preparation and class composition effects. After two years, one finds no significant effects of CLIL apart from a minor increase in self-concept, suggesting that the actual effects of CLIL have often been overestimated.

Toward Meaningful and Equal Educational OpportunityToward Meaningful and Equal Educational Opportunity

122 ( c ) The Need for Coordination of Bilingual Program Evaluation Many
testified regarding the success of bilingual immersion programs in Germany ,
Canada and California . They complained that data about these programs were
not ...

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Special Subcommittee on Bilingual-Bicultural Education


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044130180


Page: 116

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and LearningRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Few programmes, apart from those developed in Germany, take sufficient
account of the need to develop specialised linguistic skills ... See also: Bilingual
education; Bilingualism; Content and language integrated learning;
Contentbased instruction; ... California State Department of Education (1981)
Schooling and Language Minority Students: A Theoretical Framework, Los
Angeles: Evaluation, ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235542


Page: 856

View: 553

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

European Models of Bilingual EducationEuropean Models of Bilingual Education

1986 , Minority Education and Ethnic Survival : Case - study of a German School
in Denmark . Clevedon : Multilingual ... SWAIN , M. and LAPKIN , S. 1982 ,
Evaluating Bilingual Education : A Canadian Case Study . Clevedon :
Multilingual ...

Author: Hugo Baetens Beardsmore

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853591823


Page: 205

View: 375

Describes well established, non-experimental forms of bilingual education in publicly funded, non-elitist schools throughout Europe: Welsh in Britain, Catalan and Basque in Spain, heritage language maintenance in Belgium, trilingual education in the entire Luxembourg school system, and others. Focuses on the perspective of the administrator and the teacher. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Evaluating Bilingual EducationEvaluating Bilingual Education

Transitional programs are not common in Canada . One finds , however , a few
examples of bilingual programs in Ukranian or German ( in Alberta ) , or “
heritage language ” programs in which a minority language is taught after the
school day ...

Author: Merrill Swain

Publisher: Clevedon, Avan : Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015013437705


Page: 117

View: 969

This book challenges the popular assumption that scholarly research is generally inaccessible to the lay reader. Evaluating Bilingual Education: A Canadian Case Study was written as a synthesis and overview of a number of evaluations of French immersion programs in Canada. It is a non-technical yet thorough description of Canadian research in this area, intended not only for researchers, but also for parents, educators and policy makers. Details are provided on the salient features of immersion programs in Canada, the instructional approach used, and the academic, linguistic, social and psychologucal outcomes associated with these programs. This in-depth description of one approach to bilingual education - immersion - permits the reader to determine its relevance to his/her own particular socio-political context and educational setting.

Evaluating Bilingual Education in the Philippines 1974 1985 Evaluating Bilingual Education in the Philippines 1974 1985

Those who think it is more advantageous for us to be bilingual are convinced that
whether we like it or not , Pilipino and ... One who goes to the higher levels of
math will note that even the German mathematicians are beginning to write in ...

Author: Andrew B. Gonzalez


ISBN: UOM:39015014522513


Page: 175

View: 730

Second Language Instruction acquisition AbstractsSecond Language Instruction acquisition Abstracts

4122 bilingualism , bilingual education questioned whether gestures play a
compensatory role in bilingual chil ... Ecobehavioral analysis focuses on
interaction between the instructional environments & persons within them ,
assessing both students ' academic behavior & features of ... 1 French , German ,
Italian , & Swiss educational system approaches to linguistic & cultural plurality
are discussed .



ISBN: IND:30000046146787



View: 493


The ability to read is seen as a significant indicator of bilingualism in evaluating
bilingual education programs , but , to ... with Turkish children in Berlin has
shown that they start school with considerable motivation to learn to read German



ISBN: UCAL:B4109674



View: 573

Current Topics in EducationCurrent Topics in Education

<RL) ED05S796 FL002877 SAMPLE GERMAN LAPS Rosenthal. ... Instruction/
Modern Languages/ Secondary School Students/ Second Language Learning/
Student Evaluation/ Student Motivation ... 65 HC-J3 29 Descriptors-Acculturation/
Applied Linguistics' Attitudes' Bicul tural ism/ Bilingual Education/ Contrastive ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924065113619



View: 807

Kritikon LitterarumKritikon Litterarum

For example : " Although certain teachers have remarked that the mother tongue
of German students in the JFK School is ... very different standpoint : they are
evaluating , not merely describing , a bilingual school program which they helped
to ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105015162329



View: 582

Heritage Language EducationHeritage Language Education

The English competence of French - speaking students in a bilingual setting .
Canadian Modern ... EEC pilot scheme in nursery and primary education in Genk
: Initial educational strategies for immigrant children . Annual evaluation report ,
November 1977 . Rees , 0 . 1981 . ... Rist , R . 1978 . Guestworkers in Germany .

Author: Jim Cummins

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Ministry of Education : Publications Sales, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032760279


Page: 59

View: 797

Research literature concerning the effects of incorporating the heritage languages of minority students into the regular school curriculum either as subjects or as mediums of instruction is reviewed. Program evaluations from Canada, the United States, and Europe consistently show that the use of a minority language as a medium of instruction for all or part of the school day entails no long-term loss in the development of academic skills in the majority language. There is also evidence that bilingual programs can both encourage minority parent involvement in their children's schooling and facilitate the development of minority students' academic skills. However, this pattern does not invariably emerge in the evaluation data, and further research is required to understand fully the complex interactions that appear to exist between language of instruction and a range of individual, educational, and social factors. Virtually no research data are available on the academic effects of teaching heritage languages as subjects, as opposed to using the languages as a medium of instruction. Also, because most program evaluations focus primarily on academic outcomes, little or no data are available on the impact of bilingual or heritage language programs on the educational system as a whole. Three major policy implications of the research are addressed. (Author/SW)

German American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative PerspectiveGerman American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

All of the following programs have been termed as bilingual education even if a
student's native language is not employed in the program . ... Research studies
evaluating these bilingual education programs have been controversial. 7 .
James ...

Author: Wolfgang Johannes Helbich

Publisher: German-Amer Cultural Society

ISBN: UOM:39015059306525


Page: 356

View: 764

Making comparisons is central to the study of immigration and ethnicity because these fields by their very nature examine patterns of contact and interaction among different groups. By adopting a comparative approach, historians can test traditional stereotypes about various immigrant populations, pointing out the defining characteristics of these groups and explaining why certain cultural patterns persist while others disappear. The essays in this volume include studies on the similarities and differences among German Catholics and other Catholic groups in America, the political activities of nineteenth-century German and Irish immigrants, and German-American responses to the differing policies of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison.