ERIC Number: ED255600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
The 1984 Bilingual Education Act.
InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Rosslyn, VA.
This monograph provides a general description of the four major components of the Bilingual Education Act of 1984, with the text of the Act itself appended. The first section discusses the law's general provisions. The second section introduces three of the major programs funded under Part A of the Act: (1) transitional programs; (2) developmental programs; and (3) special alternative instructional programs, all designed to help the limited-English proficient student achieve competency in English. The third section describes additional instructional programs authorized under Part A: academic excellence programs; family English literacy programs; preschool, special education, and gifted and talented programs; and instructional materials programs. In the fourth section, Part B funding available for data collection, evaluation, and research is outlined. In the next section the availability of Part C funding for training and technical assistance is sketched. The sixth and final section deals with Part D, the administrative dimension of the Act, outlining the roles of : (1) the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs; (2) the Secretary of Education; and (3) the National Advisory and Coordinating Council on Bilingual Education. (RDN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Rosslyn, VA.