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ERIC Number: ED316023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan