ERIC Number: ED260601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Teacher Training Programs in Bilingual Education: Executive Summaries, Volumes I and II. Part C Research Agenda.
InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Rosslyn, VA.
The executive summaries for two portions of a national survey of the programs and outcomes of bilingual education teacher training programs are presented. The first summarizes the findings of site visits to 56 two- and four-year institutions to examine four aspects of the teacher training programs: curriculum, management, student characteristics and progress, and the institutional setting. Indicators of an institution's ability to produce sufficient well-qualified bilingual education teachers and to institutionalize and maintain the programs in the absence of Federal support are also discussed. The second summary presents the findings of a survey of graduates from bilingual teacher education programs and a study of the supply of and demand for bilingual education teachers nationwide. The graduate survey obtained data on the professional status of 809 teacher education graduates and 168 teacher trainer program graduates from one to three years after training. The objective was to determine the extent to which the programs were alleviating the shortage of qualified teachers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Productivity, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Supply and Demand
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 605, Rosslyn, VA 22209.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Rosslyn, VA.