ERIC Number: ED180227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Educacion Bilingue: Una Declaraccion del Plan y Accion que Proponen los Regentes de la Universidad del Estado de Nueva York. Bilingual Education: A Statement of Policy and Proposed Action by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Position Paper No. 16.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Large numbers of Puerto Rican and other non-English-speaking students live in school districts throughout New York State. To enable these students to function in an English-speaking society while retaining their own culture, a policy to promote bilingual program planning was established by the Board of Regents of New York State in 1972. In this statement of that policy, communities are advised regarding strategies for determining local needs and identifying resources, within a framework of flexible program possibilities. The state's commitment to meeting the educational needs of minority citizens is reviewed through a summary of policy statements and programs sponsored by the Board of Regents. Priorities for action to implement the policy emphasize: (1) increased allocation of resources to bilingual education, (2) improvements in teacher training and teaching methods, and (3) state assistance to localities that bear the burden of program development. Appendices present data on: (1) academic success of Puerto Rican students in New York; (2) Title VII ESEA expenditures in New York, 1969-1972; (3) ethnicity in New York public schools; (4) English speaking ability of New York City public school students; and (5) ethnic idenity of undergraduates in New York colleges and universities. The document is presented in Spanish and in English. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Language Instruction, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Program Development, Puerto Ricans, State Aid, State School District Relationship, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York