ERIC Number: ED375659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-7
Multifunctional Resource Center for Bilingual Education--University of Wisconsin-Madison. Service Area 6: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin. Annual Report, October 1, 1993-September 30, 1994 (Contract Year 2).
Coyne, Minerva Rivero
The report details the activities of the federally-funded Multifunctional Resource Center for Bilingual Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which serves the area of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Its mission includes provision of training and technical assistance to educators and parents participating in bilingual education programs or special alternative programs for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, research and practice development, leadership in educational technology for LEP students, and coordination of services. The report covers the second year of a federal contract, during which time it served 12,660 in 408 training workshops. Most participants were certified teachers; others included teacher aids, non-instructional staff, and parent/community members. Technical assistance was provided on request by telephone and correspondence, and through on-site visits. Research was done as part of other services. Activities in educational technology, the center's specialty, included ongoing synthesis of research, stress on technology within existing services, sharing of information, and involvement with professional organizations in educational technology. Evidence of the impact of the center's services is found in anecdotal accounts and participant response. The report describes activities and accomplishments by state and by function. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Cooperation, Resource Units, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; Wisconsin