ERIC Number: ED415672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Discover, Nos. 1 & 2.
Discover, n1-2 Feb 1997
The first two issues of this newsletter by the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education are presented. The first consists of an article on the United States Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) and its role in providing leadership in high quality education for linguistically and culturally diverse students. This includes a statement of the agency's mission to promote equal access to high quality education for this population and explanations of its four primary goals: (1) to help limited-English-proficient (LEP) students reach challenging academic standards; ensure that schools serving LEP students have access to high quality research, information, and technical assistance; ensure that LEP students are taught by well-trained teachers; and coordinate services to LEP students across the Department of Education. The second issue contains two articles. The first article summarizes results of a survey of the states' limited-English-proficient students and available educational programs and services for 1994-95, including a brief report on LEP students' academic progress. The second article considers what has been learned from research and experience about the factors contributing to schools' success in educating LEP students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Agency Role, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Equal Education, Federal Government, Limited English Speaking, National Surveys, Public Agencies, Public Education
Publication Type: 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.