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ERIC Number: ED316038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 12
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A Study of the Training Needs in Preservice and Inservice Bilingual Education.
Johnson, William L.; And Others
This study investigated the priorities in preservice and inservice teacher training for bilingual education in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. In the report, trends in the provision of bilingual teacher training are reviewed, the development of a survey for school districts to identify specific training needs is described, and the study's findings are summarized. The survey development process involved: the development of a pool of subscaled questions; the development of questionnaire forms and a pool of instrument questions; the selection of bilingual education personnel to respond to the scale; administration of the scale; the development of computer programs for scoring and classification; and reliability and validity assessments. In the study, 200 bilingual personnel rated their competence and desire for training in 40 specific areas within 6 general areas. Results indicate priority training needs are in (1) evaluation techniques, (2) language, linguistics and content; (3) curriculum and instruction; and (4) culture, with (5) staff organization and (6) human skills ranked lower. The findings suggest that bilingual personnel need and wish preservice and inservice training in bilingual education. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas