ERIC Number: ED174017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Resources to Meet the Educational Needs of Language Minorities: Teachers in Public Schools.
Findings are presented from the Teachers Language Skills Survey, the first national survey undertaken to estimate how many teachers currently employed in public schools have the backgrounds, experience, education, and skills needed to teach students with limited-English proficiency. Information was gathered on teachers teaching in the 1976-77 school year, and approximately 14,000 teachers were selected in a two-stage stratified sample designed to be nationally representative. The findings are based upon responses from approximately 10,000 teachers adjusted for non-responding schools and teachers. In addition to data about teachers of students with limited-English proficiency, comparisons are presented between public school teachers teaching English as a second language and teachers generally. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference (Boston, Massachusetts, February 28, 1979)