ERIC Number: ED188688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Report to the Legislature, Assembly Ways and Means Subcommittee #2, as Recommended in Supplemental Language to the 1979 Budget Act (Item 362.1), Evaluating the Role of the California Community Colleges in Meeting the Need for Bilingual Teachers in California.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
In recognition of the critical need for bilingual teachers and in the belief that bilingual teachers can be most efficiently recruited and trained in the community college, the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges has developed several recommendations for a career ladder transfer program in bilingual education. The first of these recommendations calls for merging the two state-supported bilingual training programs--the Bilingual Teacher Corps and the Bilingual Crosscultural Teacher Development Grant Program--to form a single Bilingual Teacher Grant (BTG) Program. The community colleges were selected as the most appropriate institutions to implement the program because of their accessibility to potential bilingual teachers, closeness to the local community, and experience in working effectively with local districts and community leaders. The Chancellor's Office recommends that in selecting recipients for the Bilingual Teacher Grants, factors such as bilinguality, teacher aide and community experience, and financial need be taken into account. Additional recommendations relate to: (1) strong central program direction housed in the Office of the Chancellor; (2) the expansion of current efforts in recruiting and training until the need for bilingual teachers is met; and (3) not using Extended Opportunity Programs and Services funds. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services