ERIC Number: ED103522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Teacher Training.
Goodale, Ellen, Comp.
This paper focuses on the Bilingual Department of the Boston Public Schools and how with the financial and technical support of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, funded in part under Title VII of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, it devised effective inservice training programs for bilingual teachers. Two points are of particular interest: (1) the shift from the piecemeal English as a Second Language program to the more comprehensive bilingual programs, and (2) the development of a process by which specific training needs could be identified and acted on. The passage of the Massachusetts Bilingual Law gave the Bilingual Department a huge responsibility. The expansion of its responsibilities to include providing principles and procedures for designing bilingual programs in individual schools for multicultural groups produced an expansion of the staff. Newly adaptive staffing patterns consisted of representatives from multicultural groups of teachers, regional responsibilities of a group of consultant-teachers, community coordinators, and guidance counselors. The staff's basic goals were to cooperatively develop, with individual schools, procedures for establishing effective bilingual education programs. They were responsible for providing program and curriculum advice, materials, and teacher training. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Program Development, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Speaking, Teachers, Urban Education
Inst. for Learning & Teaching, The Harbor Campus, Boston, Mass. 02125; or Bilingual Dept., Boston Public Schools, 21 James St., Boston, Mass. 02118 (Free of charge; $0.25 postage per copy)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Learning and Teaching.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII