ERIC Number: ED123771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-22
Comparison of Bilingual Education Program Costs to the Regular Education Program Costs.
Garcia, Joseph O.
This paper describes a study that calculated program costs for bilingual education programs operating in New Mexico school districts during 1974-75 and compared those costs to costs for regular educational programs. Data were collected through a survey of all 88 public school districts in New Mexico. Per-pupil program costs for the regular school program in grades 4-6 were calculated and comPared to Per-pupil costs for bilingual programs in each district. When districts were clustered into eight groups, based on total district enrollment, bilingual Program costs ranged from 37 percent of regular program costs (for districts with enrollments under 200) to 116 percent of regular program costs (for districts with enrollments from 4,000 to 7,500). The statewide average showed bilingual programs cost 103 percent as much as the regular educational program in grades 4-6). A series of tables present program cost and enrollment data for each district, as well as average figures for different sizes of districts and figures for the state as a whole. A sample survey questionnaire and samples of the various worksheets used to analyze the survey data are included in the appendix. (JG)
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico