ERIC Number: ED243993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Myths: Title VII and Bilingual Education in the United States.
Orum, Lori S.
Factual information about the Federal bilingual education program--Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--is provided in this document. Following a definition of bilingual education, the limits of Title VII are described. Facts are then provided about (1) amount of time spent on teaching English and in using it and the native language as the language of instruction for other subjects; (2) characteristics of bilingual teachers (ethnic origin of teachers using non-English languages, general teacher preparation, and Title VII preparation; (3) Title VII students (limited-English proficient and fluent Englilsh speakers); (4) differences between Title VII and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from which the Lau remedies are derived; (5) bilingual program funding sources; (6) use of Title VII funds (short-term grants to local districts, bilingual desegregation grants, training grants, and support services); and (7) funding reductions and the Title VII budget. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968