ERIC Number: ED171397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education Paper Series. The Title VII (Bilingual Education) Fellowship Program: A Preliminary Report.
Coballes-Vega, Carmen; And Others
Bilingual Education Paper Series, v2 n9 Apr 1979
The purpose of this study of the Title VII (Bilingual Education) Fellowship Program was to verify the projected need for bilingual teacher trainers and to assess prior program effectiveness. A 6-item survey instrument was constructed and sent to project directors of 49 institutes of higher education (IHE) that had participated in the fellowship program since its inception in 1975. Replies were received from 44 IHEs. Among the findings it was noted that a significant number of students who did not receive Title VII funds were enrolled in bilingual teacher trainer programs. Most masters and doctoral students were classified as having their disciplinary concentration (major) in bilingual education, although the Office of Bilingual Education had taken the position that bilingual education is an interdisciplinary approach to special educational needs and not an academic discipline. Respondents estimated that 2,000 more bilingual teacher trainers were needed nation wide in the next three years (1979-1982). Funding of doctoral candidates for only 3 years appeared to be inadequate. Masters program graduates may have been more frequently employed as classroom teachers and not as bilingual teacher trainers. It was further noted that some program graduates were unemployed at the time the survey was taken. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII