ERIC Number: ED434512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Texas Framework for Languages Other Than English.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
As part of a federally-funded project to develop standards for English language learning in Texas public schools, the framework is designed to provide an intermediate step between state standards for essential knowledge and skills for native speakers of languages other than English (LOTE) and local curriculum development efforts. It is intended as an aid in development of curricular materials that reflect state standards but are tailored to local school districts' and campuses' particular needs and characteristics. An introductory chapter outlines program goals, the philosophy of education for K-12 LOTE education, and the components of the present framework. The second chapter presents eight guiding principles for curriculum design, and the third chapter discusses the definition, measurement, and development of language proficiency in this population. Chapter four summarizes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, the state performance standards for LOTE students, and chapter five addresses policy and program implementation issues, including program length, student placement, block scheduling, class size, language learning strategies, student evaluation, technology use, and program evaluation. Substantial appended materials include sample course outlines and lesson plans and support documentation. Contents are indexed. Contains 30 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas