ERIC Number: ED217922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Crosscultural Programs: A Plan for Community Colleges.
Petersen, Allan; Cepeda, Rita
This report presents the California Community Colleges (CCC) Plan for Bilingual Crosscultural Programs and explains the background and context of the plan's development. First, the report provides a summary of the history of the proposed plan; an overview of relevant federal and state legislation concerned with bilingual education; and the informational and procedural concerns of the CCC's Board of Governors in relation to the plan (e.g., its cost; the availability and training of teachers; consonance with community college missions, Board policy, and legislative authority of the state; and responsiveness to local college needs). Next, the plan itself is presented, beginning with a statement of its purpose, a historical overview, legislative and educational code provisions, and community college policies. Then, existing bilingual crosscultural programs are reviewed based on a survey of 107 community colleges. In the following section, a rationale is put forward for the continued development of bilingual crosscultural programs on the basis of demographic trends and projections. Then a structural framework is outlined, which would allow any community college student in any field to pursue a bilingual crosscultural option within their major. Included in this section are the master plan for the development of such an option, and discussions of its interdisciplinary applicability and general education and field study requirements. Definitions of terms and a bibliography are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 4 at the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, June 3-4, 1982).