ERIC Number: ED255034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Strategies for Developing Language Programs for National Origin Minority Students.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
A handbook to assist school district personnel in designing special instructional programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students considers the variety of circumstances in individual school districts by providing program models appropriate for one or many language minority students. The first section provides background information on the aspects of first and second language acquisition that have the greatest impact on LEP students' academic success. The second section discusses the weaknesses and strengths of a variety of instructional approaches commonly used with LEP students, including the submersion approach, bilingual education, immersion, English as a second language programs with native language support services, inclass instruction, and individual tutoring. The third section presents steps to follow in planning and implementing the programs, including developing entry and exit criteria, developing instructional strategies, staffing, staff development, special education, and parent and community involvement. The fourth section discusses the identification and use of materials and personnel and funding resources, and the fifth section examines strategies for evaluating and monitoring the instructional program. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Bilingual Education Programs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Eligibility, English (Second Language), Graduation Requirements, Immersion Programs, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Legal Responsibility, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Design, School Districts, Second Language Programs, Speech Skills, Staff Development, Student Placement, Study Skills, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.