ERIC Number: ED123735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-15
Analyzing Bilingual Education Costs.
Bernal, Joe J.
This paper examines the particular problems involved in analyzing the costs of bilingual education and suggests that cost analysis of bilingual education requires a fundamentally different approach than that followed in other recent school finance studies. Focus of the discussion is the Intercultural Development Research Association's (IDRA) effort to analyze bilingual education using the weighted-pupil technique. IDRA found that the typical weighted-pupil approach was inadequate because it requires identification of "best practice" school districts. Since bilingual education is an evolving area, identification of such lighthouse districts proved to be impossible. Therefore IDRA instead developed a hypothetical model of bilingual education that could serve both as a curriculum development model for bilingual education programs and as a basis for later cost analysis studies. Much of the paper describes and discusses IDRA's "exemplary model" for bilingual education. (JG)
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