ERIC Number: ED160694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Asian Bilingual and Bicultural Education.
Tsu, John B.
In this paper, one of the pioneers of Chinese language instruction in the United States reviews the development of bilingual education under public funds, summarizes criticism against it, and proposes approaches and methodologies to improve it. Emphasis is placed on the need to insure the future of bilingual education by paying attention to and answering the criticisms listed and on attempting to solve some of the problems still faced in developing and refining bilingual programs. Continuing financial support is called for, based on the facts that there are millions of children (thousands of them Asians) who require bilingual education, and that immigrant children continue to flow into this country. The doctrine of civil rights and equal education, the favorable Supreme Court decision in the case of Lau Vs. Nichols, and the emergent political power of ethnic groups are also used to illustrate optimism about the future of bilingual education. Recommendations for future bilingual education considerations are provided with particular reference to Asian American culture. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII
Note: Paper based on a keynote address delivered before the Washington State Asian-American Education Annual Convention (Seattle, May 24-26, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document