ERIC Number: ED179225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Status of School Library Services to Bilingual Bicultural Programs in Illinois.
Bahowick, Jennifer E.
The need for bilingual bicultural school library materials and services for schools with bilingual programs and limited English speaking students was investigated in the state of Illinois. The data were collected by means of questionnaires sent to bilingual program coordinators and school librarians at 140 schools throughout the state. Targeted areas of study were: the availability of bilingual school library services and staff, the nature and scope of bilingual school library services, problems of bilingual materials acquisition, the amount of cooperation and/or coordination between library and bilingual personnel, and, finally, the role of the school library in bilingual education as perceived by both school librarians and bilingual coordinators. The results of the study indicated a severe lack of bilingual staff, materials and resources in school libraries serving bilingual and limited English speaking children. The study also revealed a statistically significant difference in the attitudes of school librarians and bilingual coordinators with respect to the role of the school library in education. The implications of this difference suggest conflict regarding the library's present and future role in bilingual multicultural education. Statistical data and questionnaires are appended. (Author/CWM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign