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ERIC Number: ED030505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 5
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Bilingual Education--A Look Ahead.
Rodriguez, Armando
Bilingualism is defined as the ability of a person to function well in all skills of 2 languages and understand and accept the cultures of both languages, thus being a contributing member of his society. Bilingual teaching means concurrent use of 2 languages as a media of instruction in any or all of the school curriculum except the actual study of the languages themselves. Objectives of a bilingual program include (1) achieving satisfactory learning in all subjects, (2) developing proficiency in the skills of both English and Spanish, and (3) giving the child personal adjustment in the environment of his 2 cultures. The 3 problems which hamper the rapid development of bilingual education are (1) legal obstacles, (2) lack of materials, and (3) lack of qualified teachers. It is estimated that by 1970, 100,000 bilingual teachers will be needed to meet the dimensions of a bilingual education program. Various statistics are given throughout the document. (CM)
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