ERIC Number: ED171508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Handbook. American Indian Bilingual Education Center.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
As part of the National Network of Centers for Bilingual Education, the American Indian Bilingual Education Center (AIBEC) provides resource and training services for administrators, teaching staff, parents, and others active in all phases of Title VII bilingual education in a region (comprised of New Mexico and parts of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado) in which the principal tribes are Apache, Navajo, and Pueblo. AIBEC also attempts to coordinate Title VII bilingual education activities in regional LEAs, SEAs, and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) via a service delivery system which involves: (1) conducting needs assessments and compiling linguistic information; (2) training, technical, and programmatic assistance coordinated with other agencies; (3) pilot testing of instructional materials; (4) a regional communications network; (5) collecting and disseminating American Indian bilingual education materials via the AIBEC Materials Bank; (6) parent training; and (7) comparative analyses and linguistic surveys of major American Indian languages in the region. The Handbook describes the Center's staff and services, and the complete procedures for requesting and receiving AIBEC services, including services provided by consultants. Appendices contain sample request and evaluation forms; lists of regional LEAs, SEAs, and IHEs; and addresses of General Assistance Centers. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Consultants, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Research, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: American Indian Bilingual Education Center; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; United States (Southwest); University of New Mexico