ERIC Number: ED404875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Linguistic Diversity and Reform: Can Practices Be Identified?
Directions in Language and Education, v1 n10 spec iss Win 1996
The individual responsible for spearheading reform for the education of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in Linda Vista Elementary School (San Diego, California) describes the process, issues, and outcomes of the initiative in this theme issue. Linda Vista Elementary School has a student population that is 77 percent LEP. The personalized account both describes the practices implemented at the school and outlines parameters for reform efforts in other schools serving linguistically and culturally diverse students. After an introductory section giving background information on current reform issues, sections describe the specific context for reform at Linda Vista, define pedagogical premises that apply to programs for LEP students, and identify practices at Linda Vista that underwent reform. These include practices in the areas of decision-making (governance), teaching and learning, administrative organization, and assessment and accountability. Specific examples of each are cited. Contains 17 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Governance, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.