ERIC Number: ED374670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-19
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CLAD/BCLAD: California Reforms in the Preparation and Credentialing of Teachers for a Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Student Population.
Carlson, Robert; Walton, Priscilla H.
California's new system for the preparation and certification of teachers for the state's limited-English-proficient (LEP) population is discussed. The paper describes (1) the primary participants in development of the new system (the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and its Bilingual Crosscultural Advisory Panel); (2) the skills and knowledge needed by teachers of LEP students; (3) the need for reform, including information on the demography of California's student population and the shortcomings of the previous policy; and the new system itself. Under this system, teachers can qualify for crosscultural, language and academic development (CLAD) or bilingual crosscultural, language and academic development (BCLAD) emphasis credentials, certificates, examinations, and specialist credentials. The BCLAD segment incorporates all the requirements for CLAD plus additional training in methodology for primary language instruction, culture of emphasis, and language of emphasis of the teacher. Ways of earning the CLAD/BCLAD emphasis credentials and certificates and the types of instructional services to LEP students authorized by CLAD and BCLAD emphasis credentials and certificates are outlined. Contains 21 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California