ERIC Number: ED121117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
A Position Paper on Bilingual Education.
Arizona Association of Mexican American Educators. Tucson Chapter.
This position paper on bilingual education holds that the best way to meet the educational needs of non-English-speaking children in the United States is through bilingual education, that is, the use of the child's home language and culture in conjunction with English throughout his education. In view of this, the aims of the paper are to: (1) evaluate past practices and methods in light of recent educational and legislative developments, and (2) make recommendations for a comprehensive bilingual education program. A brief historical background of developments on the area of bilingual education is provided, and factors confirming the need for such programs are listed, including the percentage of the population that is Spanish-speaking, and the need for language skills for participation in society, conceptual development, and the development of one's self-image. The basic components needed to develop and implement a bilingual program involve community participation, administration, staff and staff development, materials, finances, and evaluation. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Association of Mexican American Educators. Tucson Chapter.