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ERIC Number: ED369545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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The Challenge for Site-Based Decision Making Councils: Making Quality Preschool Education Accessible to Language Minority Students.
Villarreal, Abelardo
IDRA Newsletter, v20 n6 p9-14,16 Jun 1993
This article provides school council members in Texas public schools engaged in site-based decision-making (SBDM) with information about creating successful preschool programs for language minority children (LMC). It is intended to help the councils make decisions as to how they can: (1) ensure that language minority children have access equal to that of language majority children to a high quality preschool program, (2) create a vision of a high quality preschool program for LMC, and (3) determine the critical steps needed for making that vision a reality. Components necessary for an effective preschool program for language minority students are listed, and criteria for program development and improvement are presented, addressing: (1) policy; (2) administrative structure; (3) program goals; (4) assessment procedures; (5) curriculum; (6) learning facilitation formats; (7) cultural component; (8) language development; (9) site arrangement; (10) instructional ratios; (11) staffing, staff qualifications, and credentials; (12) family involvement; (13) staff development and (14) program evaluation. "An Early Childhood Education Programs Needs Assessment Form" is appended. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas