ERIC Number: ED069840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Bilingual Education: A Statement of Policy and Proposed Action of the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Position Paper Series, Number 16.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
The primary goal of the Regents in their bilingual education program is to provide equal educational opportunity for non-English-speaking children through activities capitalizing on their proficiency in their native language and developing competency in English. Two complementary goals are inherent: (1) a vitally needed national resource, the bilingual adult, will be developed and (2) the total learning community--pupils, lay persons, teachers, administrators--will profit from the contribution of bilingual education to promotion of better understanding among people. The Regents direct that such priorities as the following be established: (1) develop individualized teaching strategies and supportive curriculums that reflect the particular needs of the bilingual-bicultural child; (2) reallocate present funds for programs for non-English-speaking pupils in the areas of occupational education, general education, higher education, early childhood education, adult education, drug education, and education of the handicapped; and, (3) require increased use of E.S.E.A Title I and Urban Education funds for bilingual and English as a second language programs. [Spanish translation of this document is available from the New York State Education Department, Albany.] (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York