ERIC Number: ED115075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
A Comprehensive Design for Bilingual-Bicultural Education.
Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Government Funded Programs.
Although bilingual education has existed in this nation's schools since the nineteenth century, during the last two decades there has been a major increase in both the number and the scope of bilingual-bicultural educational programs. This publication seeks to provide a foundation for the coherent, comprehensive development of educational programs for children who speak a language other than English. The philosophy on which the design is predicated is that two languages and cultures are both taught and used as mediums of instruction in a truly bilingual-bicultural education program. The aim of such a program is to enable students to function with equal facility in two languages and two cultures. After setting forth several important considerations, the design presents overall needs and goals for five interrelated elements of a bilingual-bicultural program: instruction, staff development, community involvement, curriculum development, and management. The needs and goals presented were assessed and evaluated by people experienced in developing and operating bilingual education programs in Chicago. The publication includes a selected listing of sources of information and a selected bibliography. Both may be helpful in developing bilingual-bicultural education programs. A copy of the 1973 Foreign Language Survey of Chicago Public Schools accompanies the document. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Non English Speaking, Program Design, Resource Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Dr. James G. Moffat, Deputy Superintendent, Management Services, 228 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois 60601 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Government Funded Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)