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ERIC Number: ED240086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Specialization Program in Bilingual/Multicultural Education at the Tertiary Level--University of Hawaii.
Chattergy, Virgie
The presence of limited English speaking students in the Hawaiian schools is a major challenge for classroom teachers and teacher education. At the beginning of the 1970s, there was a shortage of qualified bilingual and English as a Second Language teachers for students from very diverse language and cultural groups. A specialization program within the existing Master's Degree program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction was developed at the University of Hawaii to meet these needs. The first phase of the program consists of teachers' gathering information and gaining competencies fundamental and significant to the attainment of goals and skills in bilingual education, English language development, and cross-cultural sensitivities. The second phase stresses the opportunity to learn and practice the competencies discussed and examined in phase one of the program, through participation in field-based activities at site schools. During the final phase, trainees produce a piece of work to be used in the schools, or a piece of research that will contribute to new perspectives in this area of study. A description is presented of the competencies to be mastered by the trainees. Specific activities and events evolving from the program are itemized with notes on their impact on the schools. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hawaii