ERIC Number: ED368159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Multifunctional Resource Center for Bilingual Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Annual Report, October 1, 1992-September 30, 1993 (Contract Year 1).
Coyne, Minerva Rivero
The Multifunctional Resource Center for Bilingual Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison is a federally funded program of training and technical assistance to schools, programs, and individuals involved in the education of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. It provides services in six states: Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; and Wisconsin. The current report details the program's first year of operation, which included 285 training workshops for 7,200 participants, mostly certified teachers. Large numbers of teacher aides and school paraprofessionals and some non-instructional staff also participated. States with a large enrollment of Native Americans received training individualized to the culture. In some cases, particular emphasis was given to integrating educational technology into the regular curriculum for classroom teachers with LEP students. Technical assistance was provided through three major kinds of activity: assistance to project managers for articulating and implementing staff development goals and other matters concerning program development; site visits; and specific projects of state and local education agencies. Coordination of efforts by different groups and agencies was also a significant project activity. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Limited English Speaking, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Descriptions, Regional Programs, School Personnel, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers: Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; Wisconsin