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ERIC Number: ED138086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
The Role of the Bilingual Community in Mandated Bilingual Education. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 49.
Brisk, Maria E.
It is the purpose of the present report to alert community organizers, school officials, and scholars to their mutual interest in securing community involvement in the planning and execution of bilingual programs. Strategies are proposed for bilingual communities to follow when confronted with mandated bilingual education. The proposed process is not a theoretical model based on studies in community organization, but rather a summary of successful strategies. The report focuses on the structure of the community and other interested parties, on the type of community organization required for effective action, and on the role of the community in setting goals for implementing and monitoring bilingual programs. Specific aspects of the planning of a bilingual program are discussed such as needs assessment including a survey of school children, the setting of goals, and technical issues such as language type to be used, materials, accurate assessment of language proficiency, and teaching personnel. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.