ERIC Number: ED262555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Condition of Bilingual Education in the Nation, 1982. A Report from the Secretary of Education to the President and the Congress.
Bell, Terrell H.
The report outlines the national need for bilingual education by providing estimates of the target group (distribution and characteristics of the language-minority, limited-English-speaking population), describes the need for bilingual education among native American and Alaskan native students and in Puerto Rico, and examines the need for teachers in elementary and secondary programs. A section on meeting the need for bilingual education outlines: (1) the services received by limited-English-speaking children in U.S. schools; (2) the activities of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Affairs; (3) other Department of Education programs directed toward limited-English-proficient children and adults; (4) services to American Indian and Alaskan native students in Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools, BIA-contract schools, and schools receiving BIA funds; and (5) state bilingual education programs. Appended materials include a partial listing of recent and current bilingual education research and a listing of services to limited-English-speakers under the Library Services and Construction Act in fiscal year 1980. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Limited English Speaking, Program Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Puerto Ricans, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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.