ERIC Number: ED185129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Comment, Vol. 6, No. 1, October 1979.
Evaluation Comment, v6 n1 Oct 1979
This publication consists of two articles: "Evaluation in Bilingual Education," by James Burry, and "Desegregation and the Rights of Hispanic Students: The Los Angeles Case," by M. Beatriz Arias. In his paper, Burry used three methods for identifying bilingual evaluation needs. First he reviews Federal/State requirements for bilingual program evaluation. Second he reviews bilingual evaluation literature and describes needs in testing and design. Third, he uses an administrator survey to describe needs in planning/management, evaluation designs, test selection/development, and information utilization. Arias discusses the rights of Hispanic students as seen in the Los Angeles desegregation litigation: Crawford vs. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles in 1963; the 1970 Los Angeles Superior Court determination that Los Angeles Unified School District was substantially segregated; and the 1976 California Supreme Court Affirmation of the lower court's findings. Arias then discusses four possible areas of conflict between the linguistic needs of Hispanic students and the development of a desegregation plan: maintaining a "critical mass" of students of limited-English speaking ability; the availability of qualified bilingual teachers; curriculum planning and coordination; and English-speaking student participation in bilingual education programs. (Author/BE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); Crawford v Board of Education of Los Angeles; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1