ERIC Number: ED217965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Needs of Young Bilingual Children: A Report to the Governor and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Development Programs, Sacramento, CA.
Public hearings were held to assess citizens' views about providing bilingual education for preschool children in California. Contents of this report, consisting of six brief papers, discuss the value of early bilingual education, the assessment of bilingual proficiency in young children, and preschool curriculum design. Parent participation, policy and administrative issues, resource coordination, and the special needs of infant, refugee, migrant and handicapped children are also discussed. Additional sections of the report provide background information about the hearings and some statistical data on limited-English-speaking and non-English-speaking kindergarten children in California, as well as names and affiliations of persons involved in organizing and conducting the hearings. Recommendations for action by the Office of Child Development and the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing are presented. A note to the reader invites personal and institutional responses to the report and indicates that written comments received will be printed in subsequent editions. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Development Programs, Sacramento, CA.