ERIC Number: ED151459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Towards Greater Communication in Bilingual Programs.
Some of the author's findings as a bilingual educator are summarized in this paper. One of the principal problems encountered in bilingual education is the inadequacy of classroom materials and texts. It was found, however, that though most teachers express dissatisfaction regarding materials, few of them see the potential impact of contacting authorities on curriculum evaluation to either support or criticize specific texts. This could be changed were they aware of channels of authority for expressing such opinions. Further, it was observed that bilingual educators in one region of the country have too little sense of what is going on in their field in other parts of the country. In a class for bilingual teachers, various means were introduced by the author in order to help these teachers perceive the universe of bilingual education and maximize their effectiveness in the classroom. The provision of information on resources, and the utilization of a pre-assessment questionnaire in their classes were among the means suggested. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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