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ERIC Number: ED119523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-28
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education-- A Two-Way Street for the Community College.
Lillyman, Kathryn
A community college is committed to serve all persons living in the areas it encompasses, and it must demonstrate this commitment. At Sauk Valley College in Dixon, Illinois, language instruction must extend beyond the traditional Spanish-for-anglos classes, because there is a large population of Mexican-Americans living within the school district. This paper enumerates methods used at Sauk to aid both anglo and Mexican-American students. Those methods include a Bilingual Teacher Aide Certificate program, special Spanish courses for nurses and law enforcement personnel, and a trade-of-languages-program in a nearby ESL school. Efforts are also made to assist local high school and church Chicano youth groups. The two-way street of language instruction in the community college encourages the traditional course of study in Spanish for anglo students. It also encourages them to use their language skills to work toward meaningful, career-oriented goals. It encourages Mexican-Americans to take advantage of their unique bilingual qualifications in school aide work. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Special Forum on the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese in the Community College at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (Chicago, Illinois, December, 1975)