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ERIC Number: ED144379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Report of the NEA Task Force on Bilingual/Multicultural Education.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This report consists of two sets of criteria developed by the NEA Task Force on bilingual/multicultural education. The criteria presented are for: (1) effective bilingual/multicultural education programs, and (2) state legislation which establishes such programs. The first set of criteria includes factors such as state and federal laws, student characteristics, staff characteristics and preparation, program and curriculum development, community involvement, and research. The second set of criteria includes 25 factors which state legislation must reflect, concerning the languages of instruction, the maintenance of languages other than English, cultural education, parental involvement, teacher education and qualifications, program evaluation, subsidy of programs, assessment of student language skills, and the establishment of resource centers. The report further considers the issue of the motivation of individuals and groups who directly and indirectly profit from bilingual/multicultural education, including students, teachers, local education associations, school boards, the community, school administrations, support staff, and higher education. The Task Force recommends that NEA: (1) accept the criteria outlined in the report as its official position with respect to bilingual/multicultural education, and (2) work with state affiliates to implement these policies. (CLK)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Boards of Education, Community Attitudes, Criteria, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Specifications, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Report presented to the Representative Assembly of the National Education Association (54th, July 1975)