ERIC Number: ED201209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Bilingual/ESL Needs Questionnaire.
Laverty, Grace E.
This is an analysis of a needs assessment questionnaire consisting of 17 questions on the needs and programs for limited English proficient (LEP) pupils in Pennsylvania, which was distributed to all public and parochial schools in the state. The analysis is based on 77% of the total forms sent. The returned forms were sorted into three groups: those with LEP enrollment, those with no LEP enrollment, and those with LEPs but no program. The statistics revealed that a substantial majority of Pennsylvania schools have no LEP pupils, and only about 17% of the total districts and schools have programs in bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL). The majority of schools with LEP pupils do provide a program to assist pupils in increasing their English language proficiency. The major needs expressed by the districts were for ESL and bilingual teachers, counselors, psychologists, social workers, administrators, and clerical staff. A need was expressed also for state leadership in supplying in-service workshops for all levels but especially for primary staff. A copy of the needs questionnaire is provided as an appendix. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Limited English Speaking; Pennsylvania