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ERIC Number: ED171149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Position Paper on the Role of English as a Second Language in Bilingual Education.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
The need for cooperation between bilingual teachers and teachers of English as a second language is addressed in this position paper. Operational definitions and characteristics of bilingual education and English as a second language are presented, and the interrelationship of bilingual education and English as a second language is clarified. The position of the international organization of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages regarding bilingual education is established, and activities to assure the successful achievement of the stated goal are identified. The position of the international organization is endorsement and support of the bilingual approach to education; it is recognized as providing students of limited English proficiency with equal educational opportunities. English as a second language is an integral and essential component of bilingual-bicultural programs in the United States. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Role, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role
TESOL, 455 Nevils Building, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 (Single copies free; multiple copies, $0.10 each)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.