ERIC Number: ED366174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education Multifunctional Resource Center. Service Area 4. Annual Performance Report, 1992-1993.
Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Bilingual Education Multifunctional Resource Center.
The federally funded Bilingual Education Multifunctional Resource Center (BEMRC) provides support services to programs and individuals serving students of limited English proficiency (LEP) in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee. LEP students in the mostly rural areas come from over 60 language groups. The largest groups are Native American, Hispanic, and Asian. During its first year of operation (October 1, 1992-September 30, 1993), BEMRC conducted 506 service activities, 502 of which were major workshops and technical assistance activities. Staff and consultants provided services to 19,210 individual clients, principally school personnel, at four levels (statewide, regional, multi-district, local), of four types (technical assistance, workshop, meeting, conference/institute), and on a variety of topics (project management, curriculum and instruction, culture/counseling, parent/community involvement). BEMRC invited state education agency representatives to meet to discuss procedures for coordinating and planning specific activities for each state. A 2-day regional workshop was held for all Title VII project directors or representatives, enhancing collaboration. BEMRC also conducted training workshops in areas of importance to various projects and provided on-site technical assistance services and workshops. Workshops were well received by participants. An additional product was a resource book on serving LEP students in vocational/career education programs. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Bilingual Education Multifunctional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee