ERIC Number: ED161272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Report on Bilingual Education, 1975-76.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
The purpose of this report is to fulfill the statutory requirement (Public Act 294, 1974) that the Michigan State Department of Education "make an annual report relative to bilingual instruction programs to the legislature and the governor." The report is designed to present the information necessary to understand the 1975-76 status of bilingual education and the degree to which Public Act 294 has been implemented. This report describes the requirements of compliance with the act and the steps taken to meet them. Activities undertaken are: formulating a position statement, determining need, securing and utilizing resources, technically assisting school districts, conducting workshops and establishing an advisory council and reviewing department policies. The State Board of Education feels that the legislature must provide adequate financial resources for the Department of Education to provide technical assistance to the local school districts required to implement bilingual instruction programs. (Author/NCR)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Board of Education Policy, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Maintenance, Language Programs, Minority Groups, Program Development, Second Language Learning, State Legislation, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan Public Act 294; Michigan State Department of Education