ERIC Number: ED169749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
State Education Agencies and Language-Minority Students.
A summary is presented of the survey of "State Education Agencies on Limited-English-Speaking Persons from Non-English-Dominant Backgrounds." The survey was designed to determine: (1) the extent of data currently available at the state level on the numbers of persons in the potential target group in each state, (2) the numbers who were served with special state and/or local programs in 1974-75, and (3) the personnel working with programs at the local and state levels. It was a preliminary effort to learn something about the extent of state and local effort to meet the needs of this group. It was also an attempt to obtain information about the extent of available data on special programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and participation in them by limited-English-speaking persons. Information is presented on the legislative authority for bilingual education programs and certification of teachers for programs for persons from non-English-dominant backgrounds. Statistical data and a sample survey questionnaire are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Federal Legislation, Language Programs, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Program Administration, Second Language Learning, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Teacher Certification
National Center for Education Statistics, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I