ERIC Number: ED110528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-27
Reference Count: N/A
Informe Sobre la Conferencia (Think Tank) de Aspira Nacional Sobre Education Bilingue (Aspira National Think Tank Report: Bilingual Education)
Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.
This Spanish edition reports on the Aspira National Think Tank Conference attended by educational leaders and social scientists representing the major bilingual communities namely, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans. The conference studied four major topics: (1) equality and not similarity, theory, rationale, and objectives of bilingual education; (2) development of a model for bilingual-bicultural education, (3) the preparation of bilingual-bicultural personnel, and (4) legal focus on bilingual-bicultural education. Each topic is followed by a summary of the discussion proceedings. Definitions for bilingualism, bilingual instruction, biculturalism, bilingual education, and bilingual-bicultural education were developed in this conference. Twelve recommendations proposed in the conference included the establishment of a coalition to examine the common problems of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution assuring bilingual education as a basic right, and the dissemination of ideas and experiences to government agencies, school districts, and communities to mobilize them into action for bilingual-bicultural education. (AM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Cubans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Language Enrichment, Laws, Mexican Americans, Non English Speaking, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.