ERIC Number: ED117272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Bilingual Bicultural is Two Way Education.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Transitional Bilingual Education.
This manual is said to be intended to bring together under one cover the fundamental documents relating to the landmark legislation, the Transitional Bilingual Education Act. A general synopsis of Chapter 71A of the Act includes what a program in transitional bilingual education consists of, who has the right to it, and what the obligations of the local school committees and the department of education are. The five sections of that chapter, declaration of policy, amendment of chapter, authorization for reimbursement, establishment of bureau of transitional bilingual education-its powers and duties, and repeal of Chapter 852, are outlined and briefly discussed. Criteria set down to determine bilingual teacher competencies in language skills and culture include requirements of foreign service institute native or bilingual proficiency rating, requirements of foreign service institute minimum professional proficiency in English, and requirements of culture competency in English and other languages. Approval procedures are also outlined. Several guidelines for parental involvement in transitional bilingual education programs are provided that address the "when", "how", "why", "who", and "what" of the programs. Appendixes include parent participation regulations. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Court Litigation, Educational Certificates, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Minority Group Children, Non English Speaking, Parent Conferences, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Second Language Learning, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Transitional Bilingual Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts