ERIC Number: ED185827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
The Fourth Annual Report of the National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education.
National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
The fourth annual report of the National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education summarizes the condition of bilingual education in the United States and describes the administration and operation of Title VII. The Council recommendations include the following: (1) that the Commission on Foreign Languages collaborate and coordinate its effort with the National Advisory Council; (2) that there should be a separate Department of Education at the Cabinet level; (3) that the Bilingual Education Act be expanded to provide more than short-term transitional projects designed to promptly mainstream students into an all-English program; (4) that the bilingual education program take a holistic approach to education of the entire family and conduct research on adult learning; (5) that research be conducted that examines the existing methods of implementation of bilingual programs at the secondary level; (6) that longitudinal studies be conducted of those projects which would assess the cognitive and affective development of limited English proficiency children; (7) that the Office of Bilingual Education (OBE) place a higher priority on materials development and dissemination; (8) that the OBE develop conceptual models for inservice training programs in the target languages; and (9) that the OBE institute training programs for the preparation of bilingual personnel at the secondary level. Federal and state programs in bilingual education are detailed, and current federal research in bilingual education is described. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.