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ERIC Number: ED208108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Changing Ethnic Population and Its Impact on School Districts in California.
Wang, Peter
A report by the California State Department of Education described the impact of a major change in student ethnic enrollment throughout the state. Not only has there been an increase in the numbers of minority students, but there have also been shifts in the concentration of minority students and increases in the number of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. These changes have posed problems for school districts such as the need to avoid racial or ethnic segregation, and the need for multicultural education and affirmative action employment programs. Increased racial tension, limited resources to effect changes, inability to deal with the needs of minority students, and difficulty in meeting the needs of LEP students are also identified as problems. Among the alternatives available to assist school districts in coping with the new trend are: (1) establishment of a formula so that school districts can financially meet the needs of a changing student population; (2) efforts on the part of schools of education to recruit students who will obtain bilingual teaching credentials; (3) provisions of inservice programs for school personnel; (4) establishment of newcomer centers for non-English speaking students; (5) development of magnet schools with specialized foci; and (6) development of a flexible policy for dealing with the credentials of bilingual teachers. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Limited English Speaking