ERIC Number: ED316099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual/Multicultural Education and Counseling Program.
Lopez-Emslie, Julia Rosa; Pages, Myrtha E. R.
Eastern New Mexico University's Bilingual/Multicultural Education and Counseling Program was established to train bilingual teachers for the underserved limited-English-speaking, Hispanic population of the area through undergraduate bilingual teacher training and graduate bilingual counseling and guidance training. Its primary objectives are to (1) provide financial resources to support student participation; (2) improve existing program offerings; (3) promote staff development, emphasizing advancement opportunities; (4) establish a close working relationship with the community; (5) include appropriate clinical experiences for student teachers; (6) involve parents in the educational process; and (7) meet licensure and other institutional and state requirements. Undergraduate instruction is in methodology for instruction of English as a Second Language, use of Spanish for instruction when necessary, linguistic competency in both English and Spanish, evaluation and assessment, culture, history and literature, and state-required core teacher competencies. The graduate component emphasizes development of counseling and guidance skills and working with parents to foster successful partnership with schools. The program has been sucessful and met its goals as of the second year of operation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Counselor Training, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Limited English Speaking, Models, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, State Universities, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales.