ERIC Number: ED184305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Third Annual Report of the National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education.
National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.; InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.
This report assesses the condition of bilingual education in the United States in an attempt to convince policy makers to expand and extend Title VII and P.L. 93- 380. The legislative history and activities and reports of on-going projects in bilingual education at the federal, state, and local levels are summarized. The National Advisory Council's key recommendations are: (1) that the Office of Bilingual Education administer the LAU Technical Assistance Centers and be upgraded to the Bureau of Bilingual Education; (2) that an independent Center for Research and Evaluation in Bilingual Education be established; (3) that higher funding priority be given for the training of all bilingual education personnel; (4) that Title VII be designated a service rather than a demonstration project and funding allocated on the basis of number of children served; (5) that bilingual education certification programs and in-service training programs in the target languages be established for elementary and secondary teachers; and (6) that funding be provided for on-going research into learning styles and curriculum development. State-by-state statistics of the facilities and programs available to LESA (limited English- speaking ability) children and of bicultural/multicultural teacher-training programs are provided in support of the recommendations. (PMJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.; InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.