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ERIC Number: ED108810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Definitions of Bilingual Education in Alaska.
Orvik, James M.
"Bilingual education" is among the new technical terms which claim to add efficiency, precision, and clarity to an otherwise complex existence. The practitioner has the responsibility of making its definition useful--precise and comprehensive. For Alaska, a useful definition of "bilingual education" must be flexible enough to meet the specific needs of each community. Two things must be considered: (1) the bilingual situation in a particular community and (2) the kind of language program appropriate to that situation. This paper explores the usefulness of various definitions of "bilingual education", emphasizing their meaningfulness for multiple audiences, consumers as well as educational and political practitioners in Alaska's multilingual environment. Various conditions under which the term "bilingual education" is currently being used in Alaska are described. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska