ERIC Number: ED316089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education: Education Personnel Training Program.
The Bilingual Teacher Training Program in the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies at the California State University, Chico, is a 1-year field-centered, competency-based program to train bilingual education teachers to meet increased demand. Trainees are placed in blocks of coursework and have field placement in bilingual classrooms. Participants are supervised by on-site master teachers and by supervisors from the university. One principal program goal and six performance objectives based on the critical need for bilingual education teachers have been established. The goal is to produce competent professionals to provide limited-English-proficient children (LEP) with an equal educational opportunity. The objectives include these: by the end of the academic year, 90% of trainees will (1) provide instruction in English and Spanish with equal facility; (2) demonstrate knowledge of linguistics associated with English and Spanish LEP students; (3) demonstrate knowledge of the culture of the LEP students; (4) demonstrate instructional methods and techniques appropriate to bilingual classrooms; (5) demonstrate knowledge of the processes associated with parent and community involvement; and (6) demonstrate knowledge of assessment procedures for identifying and assisting LEP students. Initial evaluation suggests the program is meeting its objectives. (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Linguistics, Models, Parent Participation, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Spanish, State Universities, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Chico.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.