ERIC Number: ED268804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Procedures in Bilingual Education: The Difference between Success and Failure.
Pena, Albar A.
Rather than abandon bilingual education programs that have not met expectations, there is a need to assess implementation procedures in bilingual programs to determine whether or not they foster success or failure. Areas to be examined for insights and improvement include: (1) present policies concerning the goal of bilingual education and current expectations, (2) research data available on first language acquisition and learning and its application to instructional procedures, (3) curricular decisions that often ignore basic research findings and yet claim they are doing so in the name of bilingual education, and (4) implementation procedures that do more harm than good, such as federal and state guidelines, school administration policies, and teacher qualification standards. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (Chicago, IL, April 1-5, 1986).