ERIC Number: ED171156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Competencies for University Programs in Bilingual Education.
Acosta, Robert (Kelly); Blanco, George
This guide is presented to assist institutions of higher education to: (1) initiate teacher-preparation programs in bilingual education; (2) modify and improve existing bilingual education programs; (3) expand the bilingual education programs into the graduate level; and (4) expand to other graduate programs in addition to teacher education. After stating ten assumptions on which a bilingual education program is based, the guide focuses on program implementation, the undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs, and an overview of degree programs. For each level, the attitudes and skills to be developed are described as well as linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical competencies. The competencies, sequential in nature, are of two types: (1) the basic type with minimum requirements that will allow the individual to perform effectively as a bilingual education teacher or as a specialist in some other branch of bilingual education; and (2) supporting competencies, that is, those which serve to enhance and strengthen the preparation of the degree candidates. The section on degree program overviews shows graphically the approximate ratios between basic and supporting competencies, and among the various subcategories of supporting competencies. A bibliography is appended. (AMH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Guides, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Skills
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-01812-8)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.