ERIC Number: ED356629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Training Manual for the Implementation of a Bilingual Education Instructional and Training Materials Development Process/Model.
The report describes a federally funded project to develop a program process and model through which urban educators can be trained to develop locally appropriate bilingual education instructional materials. The first chapter summarizes the procedures used in the project, from needs assessment and literature review through formation, efforts, and conclusions of a technical team. The second section describes the resulting process by which an urban school district can develop bilingual curriculum and teacher training materials. Broadly, the steps in this process include: assessing needs and reviewing past efforts; determining a structure and procedure for deliberation and decision-making; identifying key process issues and their interaction; and developing materials. An outline for this process defines, in 19 distinct steps, the school district's responsibility, materials development group's responsibility, and resulting product desired. The third section discusses a number of major issues likely to arise, including adoption and internalization of the process, adoption of appropriate implementation strategies and policy, and expansion of successful material development to other language groups, grade levels, and subjects. Appended materials include suggestions and forms designed to facilitate the material development process. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gray (Naomi) Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see FL 021 117-124.