ERIC Number: ED247745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Pacific Island Language Groups in Bilingual Education: Information and Technical Assistance Needs and Recommendations to the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education and the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs of the U.S. Department of Education.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Arlington, VA.; InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.
The report of a federally funded project to explore the specific needs of the Pacific Island language groups in the Title VII bilingual education programs and to develop a plan to increase the capacity of the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) to serve their information and technical assistance needs is presented. The project involved the selection of a 17-member panel of parents, teachers, teacher trainers, consultants, and administrators from those language groups who have worked with the bilingual programs. Their duties included: (1) determining the specific bilingual education needs of these groups, (2) identification of information and technical assistance needs, (3) identification of available resources for bilingual education, (4) identifying areas for increasing NCBE's service capabilities, and (5) making recommendations to the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) of the Department of Education to meet the needs identified. The needs are outlined in five categories: coordination, training, curriculum and materials, research and other support, and technical assistance. For each need identified, general recommendations and specific recommendations for both NCBE and OBEMLA are made. In a separate section, specific recommendations for increasing NCBE's capacity to serve these groups are listed for these categories: data collection, information dissemination, coordination, product development, and technical assistance. Specific recommendations to OBEMLA are made concerning funding, coordination, support, and programmatic changes. Appendices include a list of panel members with addresses, the panel meeting agenda, and notes on the scope of work and tasks of the panel. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Arlington, VA.; InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.