ERIC Number: ED191336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Program, Policy, and Assessment Issues.
Cervantes, Robert, Comp.
The challenge of educating the limited- or non-English-speaking (LES/NES) student is discussed in four papers: "Aspects of Bilingual Education for LES/NES Students" by Heidi Dulay and Marina Burt, "Definition and Measurement of Bilingual Students" by Edward A. De Avila and Sharon E. Duncan, "Bilingual Education for the English Dominant Language Minority Student" by Richard Barrutia, and "Bilingual Education and the English-Speaking Majority" by Thomas Carter (a number of California programs are described in this paper). The findings of these papers include the following: (1) a critical need exists for bilingual bicultural education, (2) bilingual bicultural education is far more complex than heretofore assumed, (3) a need exists for empirically derived definitions of LES/NES and bilingual terms, (4) only a limited number of children are being served even though the need is great, (5) programs must be expanded to serve bilingual and fluent English speakers, and (6) research in bilingual bicultural education is critical. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement, Multicultural Education, Non English Speaking, Program Development
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Bilingual Programs; California; Limited English Speaking
Note: Papers presented at the California Convocation on Bilingual Program, Policy, and Assessment Issues (Santa Barbara, CA, Spring 1978).