ERIC Number: ED373573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education: A Look to the Year 2000. Focus: Occasional Papers in Bilingual Education, 9.
Garcia, Gilbert Narro
A discussion of the future of education for language-minority students in the United States looks at proposed legislation and other government initiatives and prevailing educational reform movements. It is argued that reform in this country must begin with a change in attitudes toward and expectations of language-minority and limited-English-speaking students, and followed up with carefully planned instructional approaches. Significant recent initiatives are cited, including the National Educational Goals statements, Goals 2000--The Educate America Act of 1993, the School to Work Opportunities Act, and the Improving America's Schools Act, the reenactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is proposed that to create and sustain the change needed, two elements will be required: bold, innovative action and certain specific expectations of schools, state education agencies, colleges and universities, parents, and the Department of Education. Expectations for each of these groups are outlined, and a vision of the future of education in the United States is offered. A list of references, a brief annotated bibliography, and a list of resource organizations and projects are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Expectation, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Limited English Speaking, Parent Role, Public Agencies, Public Policy, State Government
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Improving Americans Schools Act 1994; National Education Goals 1990; School to Work Opportunities Act 1993
Note: Paper based on lecture delivered at the Interactive Teleconference sponsored by the Title VII Multifunctional Resource Center at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA, December 6, 1993).