ERIC Number: ED349813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Improving Bilingual Education Programs through Evaluation.
Ginsburg, Alan L.
This paper identifies how evaluation and research can contribute to federal policies for language-minority students who have limited proficiency in English. Federal bilingual education policies are controversial, and the debate benefits from systematically collected information about, and impartial evaluation of, bilingual programs. Specific focus of the paper is on the issues of evaluation and assessment in language-minority education within the context of education and its influence on the nation's future. The discussion is divided into three parts. The first part examines what has been learned from the evaluations of bilingual education conducted by the Federal Government during the 1980s. The second part assesses the implications of national standards and examinations for language-minorities. The final part considers how the evaluation findings and the national standard movement can suggest principles for design of future federal policies. (VWL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Focus on Evaluation and Measurement. Volumes 1 and 2. Proceedings of the National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues (2nd, Washington, DC, September 4-6, 1991); see FL 020 630.