ERIC Number: ED212136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Principles of Design for Functional Bilingual Education Programs.
A functional design is presented, that is, one that enlists the collaboration of all persons and groups involved in and affected by the bilingual education program. The following points are stressed: (1) The program's good effects depend on the communication of guidelines outlined in the specific project; (2) children sense conflict between monolingual/bilingual sectors, or internal conflict due to programmatic methodological issues; and (3) articulation leads to greater functioning, whereas the reverse leads to dysfunction. In terms of these three points a number of issues are addressed--funding, evaluation, bilingual competence in hiring, helping children to cope with and succeed in the broader society, the need for strategies to enlist the aid of the broader community, and the need for each program to map out a specific model. An outline of elements included in a successful model completes the article. (AMH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Education, Models, Multicultural Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Design, School Community Relationship, Student Needs, Systems Analysis
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.