ERIC Number: ED150264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
State Compensatory Education and Bilingual Programs.
Pfeil, Mary Pat
This paper examines compensatory education and bilingual education programs, outlines their general characteristics, and discusses their differences. The following kinds of information are provided: (1) the nature of the authorizing legislation including patterns in the distribution of funds, (2) the criteria used to determine which students and local educational agencies are served, (3) appropriation and spending levels, and (4) the effectiveness of these special services. Data relating to the two types of programs are examined. They indicate that requirements for participation vary widely among the states, and that the trend seems to be toward more politically viable statutes that provide some money for everyone. Considerable ambiguity exists both within and among states regarding the specific objectives and content of programs. In general, funding for these programs has increased steadily, and in several states increased funds have accompanied major changes in program design. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA. Educational Policy Research Center.