ERIC Number: ED165503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education: State and Federal Legislative Mandates. Implications for Program Design and Evaluation.
Irazarry, Ruddie A.
This review of current federal and state legislation provides information on characteristics of bilingual education programs, mandated by law, that are of importance to evaluators. The legislative summaries are presented in two sections: across-states summary of legislative provisions and state-by-state summary of legislative provisions. Information is presented in the following categories: type of program, population to be served, participation of English-speaking students, census (determining numbers of students eligible for the program), census mandate (when a program must be provided), description of the program, grades to be covered, length of time for students in the program, student/teacher ratio, teacher/staff requirements and qualifications, staff training, materials requirements, community participation, and student assessment and evaluation reporting requirements. States differ in goals for native language outcomes, definitions of the populations to be served, types of programs to be provided, and length of time students remain in the programs. In the evaluation of a bilingual program, it is important to consider these differences whether the program operates under state or federal requirements. Even when it operates under federal policy or funding, it is likely that the local program will be affected by the provisions of the state. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Maintenance, Language of Instruction, Non English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, State Legislation, State Standards
National Dissemination and Assessment Center, 5151 State University Drive, King Hall C2094A, Los Angeles, California 90032 ($3.20/copy plus $0.50 postage)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968