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ERIC Number: ED225353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Towards the Establishment of a Field-Based Doctoral Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education: The Wayne State University Model.
Youssef, Anga A.; Martinez, Rodolfo
The doctoral level bilingual/bicultural program described here is intended especially for Arabic and Spanish bilingual education students who are involved in administrative or teaching positions in the schools. An interdisciplinary approach is used and three types of faculty are employed, a core-bilingual and a core-support faculty from the university, and outside core consultants. The program description focuses on three aspects: (1) theoretical and methodological frameworks; (2) pragmatic aspects; and (3) course content, course descriptions, and credit requirements. Bilingual/bicultural education is viewed as an integrative approach with emphasis on the native and second language components and cross cultural training. The pragmatic aspects described concern arrangements for students to continue their careers in the schools, to use their work situation as a laboratory for their research, and to sharpen their administrative, pedagogical, and research technique skills. The final part described the 100-semester hour program of required courses and dissertation policies. The program covers foundations in education, concentration on minor areas, research techniques, non-dissertation and dissertation research, nonprofessional education, non-education requirements, and the language proficiency requirement. In conclusion, the advantages of such a field-based program are discussed. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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