ERIC Number: ED127815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Manual for the Development of Instructional Materials Relevant to the Needs of U.S. Spanish-Speaking Students.
San Diego City Schools, CA.
The Materials Acquisition Project (MAP) was founded in 1970 under E.S.E.A. Title VII to collect educational materials published in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries for assistance and use in bilingual education programs in the U.S. MAP believes in parity in all aspects of bilingual-bicultural education and offers guidelines for such an ideal program. In Section I, a revisions program is described which aims to help publishers produce materials in keeping with linguistic and cultural aims and suitable for U.S. schools. Cultural, political, racial, religious, sexual and social biases frequently found in Spanish educational materials are noted. Considerations for the development of instructional materials in Spanish for the U.S., definition of the educational process, reflections on the future of bilingual-bicultural education and general guidelines for curriculum development are also discussed. Section II deals with state guidelines for adoption of instructional materials. The main part reviews California and Texas policy and specifications for textbook selection and evaluative criteria, laws, calls for bids on materials, and requirements for materials in various school subjects. Section III reviews federal and state decrees affecting bilingual education. (CHK)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Spanish, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Developed Materials, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII