ERIC Number: ED307817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-24
Reauthorization of Expiring Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Programs: Bilingual Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session on H.R. 5, H.R. 1755, and H.R. 1448.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The transcript of this hearing on the reauthorization of the Bilingual Education Act and the prepared statements of witnesses, are presented here. The Bilingual Education Act, enacted in 1968, is a major federal education authority that provides educational services primarily for school-age, limited-English-proficient students (LEP). A study of the research findings in bilingual education completed by the U.S. General Accounting Office is reported. Recent research and statistical evidence seem to indicate the need for change in the management and funding of bilingual programs. Testimony is reported from the following people: Gordon Ambach (University of the State of New York), Eleanor Chelimsky (U.S. General Accounting Office), Lillian Falk (Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland), Harry Handler (Los Angeles Unified School District), Carol Pendas Whitten (Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs), Matthew Martinez (U.S. Representative from California), Diane Ravitch (Columbia University), and Herbert Walberg (no affiliation cited). (DJD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Hearings, Language of Instruction, Language Planning, Language Research, Limited English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968