ERIC Number: ED239512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Language Census Report, 1983.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Data are presented on the number and distribution of limited-English-proficient (LEP), fluent-English-proficient (FEP), and bilingual students and teachers and migrant students in California public elementary and secondary schools. Tables present the information by county, grade level, language, participation in a bilingual program, and staff classification (for staff members). Of the state's four million students enrolled in public schools, more than 11.3% were identified as having a primary language other than English and as being LEP. An additional 11.3% were identified as having a primary language other than English and being FEP. Although the survey identified 41 languages as these students' primary languages, 5 (Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Korean, and Pilipino) were the primary languages of 89%. Trends since 1983 show an increase of 21% percent in LEP students, 27 percent in LEP Vietnamese students, and 14% in bilingual cross-cultural teachers. Most of the LEP and FEP students were found in kindergarten and grades 1-6. Six counties had 74% of the state's LEP students. Ninety-three percent of LEP students were enrolled in bilingual classrooms or individualized bilingual programs. Over 57% of migrant students with a primary language other than English were identified as LEP. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Cantonese, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Geographic Distribution, Instructional Program Divisions, Korean, Language Dominance, Language Fluency, Limited English Speaking, Migrant Children, Public Schools, Spanish, State Surveys, Tagalog, Trend Analysis, Vietnamese
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 (limited copies available at no cost).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: Tables may not reproduce well due to small print.