ERIC Number: ED337025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Remedying the Shortage of Teachers for Limited-English-Proficient Students. Report to the Superintendent from the Task Force on Selected LEP Issues.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Due to a projected enrollment of more than one million limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in California's public schools by the year 2000, the Task Force on Selected LEP Issues established in 1989 examined the lack of foresight and problems related to the low representation of minorities in higher education and especially in teacher education programs. Short-term and long-term recommendations are presented in the following categories: developing a statewide information campaign; improving the preparation of current teachers; training paraprofessionals; and developing a pool of teachers for LEP students. It is concluded that California's education, business, and political communities must cooperate in immediate action to solve a crisis that threatens the prosperity of the state. Contains 35 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.