ERIC Number: ED273736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
A Report of the Compendium of Papers on the Topic of Bilingual Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 99th Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This collection of papers addresses improvement of programs for the growing numbers of limited English proficient children in America. Included are: (1) "Improving Conditions for Success in Bilingual Education Programs," (2) "The Role of English as a Second Language in Bilingual Education," (3) "The Role of Research in Policy Decisions about Bilingual Education," (4) "Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Education," (5) "Issues in Estimates of the Number of Limited English Proficient students," (6) "Academic Achievement of Language Minority Children," (7) "Effective Teachers for Language Minority Students, National Needs," (8) "Parental Involvement in Bilingual Education," and (9) "Educational Policy and Political Acceptance: The Imposition of English as the Language of Instruction in American Schools." Despite the controversy, the particular language of instruction makes little or no difference; the opportunities that are thought available to the ethnic group by members of the group themselves make the difference. The United States, at both the Federal and State level, has sought to balance the unifying effect of English with the harmonizing benefits of native language retention by consistently favoring English. The government, though, has recently realized that the option of native language instruction should also be made available. The Federal system needs the sense of harmony, cultural equality, and devotion which such an option engenders. (ETS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Dropouts, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Teacher Qualifications
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Note: Serial No. 99-R. Parts of document contain small print.