ERIC Number: ED408858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Best Evidence: Research Foundations of the Bilingual Education Act. NCBE Report.
Current research literature on the education of language minority students in the United States is reviewed as it relates to the Bilingual Education Act of 1994 (Title VII of the Improving America's Schools Act). The review specifically examines these areas of concern: language diversity in the United States; limited English skills, poverty, and education; challenges for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students; the special status of Native Americans; teacher training and the role of higher education institutions; Title VII instructional programs; promoting high standards and bilingual skills; the national need for language resources; educational technology and LEP students; parent involvement; improving research, evaluation, and data collection; goals of the Title VII program; Title VII and equal educational opportunity; and capacity-building for language-minority education. Contains a glossary and 124 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Data Collection, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Language Research, Language Role, Limited English Speaking, Objectives, Parent Participation, Poverty, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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.