ERIC Number: ED356630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Training Manual for Urban School Districts: A Model for Training Teachers To Use Bilingual Instructional Materials.
Gray (Naomi) Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
The training manual is designed to accompany "The Story of California," a set of bilingual instructional materials for limited-English-proficient, native Spanish-speaking students in urban middle schools intended to ease their transition into comfortable use of English while maintaining Spanish language skills. The manual is to be used in training classroom teachers how to use the materials effectively with this population. The first section offers background information on language, immigration, and ethnicity in California, with a focus on acculturation movements and recent immigration and enrollment patterns. The second section looks more closely at the effects of bilingual education, including theory and research on why bilingual education works, affective education in the classroom, different bilingual instructional approaches, organization of classroom programs, and common myths about bilingual education. Section 3 outlines the development of federal and California state regulation of bilingual education since the 1960s, and the final section presents plans for a series of 5 teacher training workshops, the topics of which include cultural pluralism and bilingual education, the theory behind bilingual education, classroom strategies, legal bases for bilingual education, and how to teach with "The Story of California." A 38-item annotated bibliography is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Bilingualism, Classroom Techniques, Course Organization, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, Migration Patterns, Program Design, Public Policy, Spanish Speaking, State History, Urban Schools, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.
Identifiers - Location: California