ERIC Number: ED131529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Bilingual Education Cost Analysis.
Cardenas, Jose A.; And Others
This publication discusses a cost analysis study of bilingual education in Texas that sought to determine the per-pupil costs of a minimally adequate program that would correspond to the regular monolingual program funded under the state's foundation finance program. The study identified the essential costs of a model bilingual education program as defined by a panel of experts and then calculated weighted-pupil factors for different grade levels of elementary bilingual education. Although the study focused specifically on the state of Texas, the methodology used can be readily adapted to develop cost factors for other states. Findings of the study indicate that cost weights for the first year of a bilingual program are 1.31 for grade K, 1.42 for grades 1-3, and 1.36 for grades 4-5; for subsequent years of a bilingual program the cost weights are 1.25 for grade K, 1.35 for grades 1-3, and 1.30 for grades 4-5. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas