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ERIC Number: ED348866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
At Risk--Language Minority Preschool Children.
Stowe, Carol Ann
Language minority children (those whose primary language is other than English) are significantly more likely than their non-minority peers to live in poverty, thereby qualifying for federal Head Start and bilingual education programs. An examination of the policies in these programs focuses on their area of overlap. It begins with an overview of the origins of the programs, the specific federal legislation and policy initiatives for them, the practice and theory underlying each, and public perceptions. A parallel examination of the programs and their policies looks at similarities and differences, weaknesses and strengths, and differences in their funding agencies. It is argued that interagency collaboration and coordination of funding would strengthen both programs and make them more efficient. A 68-item bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Cooperation, Educational Finance, English (Second Language), Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Support, High Risk Students, Limited English Speaking, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Public Opinion, Public Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Language Minorities; Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).