ERIC Number: ED204325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Bilingual/Bicultural Education in the United States: Higher Education.
Washburn, David E.
In order to discern the role of higher education in the training of personnel for bilingual/bicultural education, 3,038 postsecondary institutions in the United States, Guam, and the Virgin Islands were surveyed during the 1977-78 academic year. Data are presented on the groups studied and the courses offered. Tables also provide information on courses offered, graduate and undergraduate majors and minors, academic degrees offered, certificates, length of programs, student participation, departmental participation, community involvement, and geographic distribution. American groups studied were Hispanic, Mexican, African, Puerto Rican, American Indians, Asian, Slavic, Jewish, Italian, Greek, and Irish. The study reveals that over the past seven years there has been an increase in bilingual/bicultural education programs at institutions of higher education. The focus has been on the fastest growing minority, Hispanic Americans. It is pointed out, however, that budget cuts in this area cast a shadow of uncertainty over the future of bilingual/bicultural education. (JD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Asian Americans, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Blacks, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Greek Americans, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Italian Americans, Jews, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Puerto Ricans, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Bloomsburg State Coll., PA. Multicultural Education Center.