Chapter 2: Thought and Two Languages: The Impact of Bilingualism on Cognitive Development

  title={Chapter 2: Thought and Two Languages: The Impact of Bilingualism on Cognitive Development},
  author={Rafael M. Diaz},
  journal={Review of Research in Education},
  pages={23 - 54}
  • R. Diaz
  • Published 1 January 1983
  • Education
  • Review of Research in Education
By the end of 1979, approximately 3.6 million children in the United States were judged to be in need of special linguistic assistance to cope with the regular school curriculum (Pifer, 1980); at the time, however, roughly 315,000 children were participating in some kind of bilingual education program. Despite the fact that federal spending on bilingual education is comparatively low, and that existing programs reach only a fraction of eligible children, bilingual education is presently under… 

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