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  1. apousada, Community Participation in Bilingual Education

Message 1: Community Participation in Bilingual Education

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:25:39 -0500 (EST)
From: apousada <>
Subject: Community Participation in Bilingual Education

Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Program: Educational Linguistics program, Graduate School of Education
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 1984

Author: Alicia Pousada 

Dissertation Title: Community Participation in Bilingual Education:
The Puerto Rican Community of East Harlem

Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics

Subject Language: English (code: ENG), Spanish (code: SPN)

Dissertation Director 1: Shirley Brice Heath
Dissertation Director 2: Dell Hathaway Hymes
Dissertation Director 3: David Smith
Dissertation Director 4: James Larkin

Dissertation Abstract: 

This study, carried out between 1979 and 1983, sought to fill part of
the gap in information on community participation in bilingual
programs by investigating participation in two contrasting programs
serving the Puerto Rican community of East Harlem in New York City. A
variety of research methods were employed within an essentially
ethnographic framework, including participant observation, informal
and formal interviews, written qustionnaires, unobtrustive measures,
and examination of school and other documents.

The study was directed toward ascertaining the level and nature of
participation in the bilingual programs and its effect upon the
planning and implementation of the programs. A larger purpose was to
amass data with which to contribute to the forging of a language
education policy for the Puerto Rican population in New York City.
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