ERIC Number: ED216841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education: Parents and Community Awareness Training Manual.
Noda, Phyllis A.
Intended to inform parents of how to work on a Bilingual Advisory Committee, this workbook discusses some basics about bilingual education, the Bilingual Education Law, and the advisory committee's composition, functions and responsibilities. The first section leads parents in finding out where and how they "fit in," using open-ended questions to analyze and think-through their roles as committee members. The next section explains Michigan's Bilingual Education Law and provides simulations or case studies directly related to the point of law under discussion. Following an overview of the committee's responsibilities are simulations describing some problems encountered in fulfilling those responsibilities. The next section covers what to expect at a committee meeting; how to effectively communicate concerns, criticisms, complaints and positive suggestions so that they will be heard; and 12 points parents should consider in directing their energies. Short true-false quizzes are provided to check the facts that have been covered. The workbook concludes with a questionnaire for planning for the Bilingual Advisory Committee; a community-school contacts sheet (e.g., who, how, and when to contact the persons responsible for bilingual education); a chart to fill in with important statistics and facts of the bilingual program; and a participant's evaluation of the workbook. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Bilingual Education Office.