ERIC Number: ED330211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Global Education and Second Language Study in the Public Schools.
New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
This paper outlines the New York State School Boards Association's position on the New York Board of Regents' policy concerning international studies and second language instruction in New York public schools. It contains a summary of association policy recommendations concerning internationalism and languages in the curriculum, staffing, proficiency standards, scheduling, guidelines for the education of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, and state aid to school districts. The discussions both critique and outline specific strategies for meeting the Regents' stated objectives for the infusion of a global perspective into the curriculum, second language study requirements, mandated second language study in the elementary grades, mandated second language study in the middle grades, high school diploma requirements, and improving educational opportunities for LEP students. The proposed state plan for increased categorical aid for language instruction is criticized, and, instead, increased general aid is recommended. In addition, encouragement of second language study is recommended over mandated language education. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Identifiers: Global Education; New York