ERIC Number: ED316023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Bilingual Instruction in Michigan. A Position Statement by the State Board of Education.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
The bilingual education policies established by the Michigan State Board of Education as a result of four state and federal policy actions are summarized, and seven guidelines for action are presented. The seven guidelines for action include the following: (1) students receiving bilingual instruction should be encouraged and given assistance to develop native language skills while acquiring English proficiency; (2) students receiving bilingual instruction should achieve at a rate commensurate with their age, ability, and grade level in all subject areas; (3) students receiving bilingual instruction should demonstrate growth in self-esteem; (4) students receiving bilingual instruction should be provided with a coordinated and integrated learning environment through effective articulation with the regular school program; (5) all teachers and staff of schools offering bilingual education should be involved in a comprehensive inservice training program; (6) parents and other community members should be involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of bilingual instruction programs; and (7) at the beginning of every school year, local school districts should submit a report describing plans for implementation of the 1974 state law. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Education, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Development, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, Self Esteem, State Boards of Education, State Legislation, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan