ERIC Number: ED363095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-14
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Education Programs for Limited-English-Proficient Students: A Blueprint for the Second Generation. Report of the Stanford Working Group.
Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
The report of the Stanford Working Group on Federal Education Programs for Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) Students focuses primarily on federal legislation such as the Elementary and secondary Education Act, and secondarily on broader reform legislation concerning this population. It gives an overview of current legislation and reform ideas, and makes recommendations for three major pieces of federal legislation that address key aspects in the education of LEP students: (1) efforts to develop and assess national, state, and local education standards; (2) programs to supplement instruction for underachieving students in schools with relatively high-poverty enrollments; and (3) programs to increase national, state, and local capacity in addressing the unique situation of LEP and language-minority students, including the full development of student bilingual potential. Major recommendations address development of high content and performance standards for LEP students, development of opportunity-to-learn standards, appropriate assessment of student performance and opportunity-to-learn, development of a local accountability system, and assurance of an adequate supply of qualified teachers. Additional recommendations address provision and targeting of funds, appropriateness of materials and instruction, school improvement, parent involvement, and articulation of efforts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Articulation (Education), Bilingualism, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Language Maintenance, Limited English Speaking, Outcomes of Education, Program Design, Public Policy, Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Underachievement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act