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ERIC Number: ED441761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
Academic Benefits of Transitional Bilingual Education: A Literary Review, Staff Development, and Guidebook for Elementary Administrators and Educators.
Nunez, Jean Ann; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
This paper provides a literature review, staff development information, and a guidebook for elementary administrators and educators that explains the academic benefits of Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) for prekindergarten through fifth grade students. TBE allows limited English speaking students to learn a second language while being taught in their first language. The first section review related literature, discussing bilingual education versus English immersion; TBE; language proficiency assessment of limited English proficiency (LEP) students; academic assessment of LEP students; and administrative support for the bilingual program. The second section focuses on the need to establish guidelines to which bilingual education staff will adhere. The third section concludes that the effectiveness of TBE programs ultimately comes with the success of the students. This requires qualified, trained teachers and support staff. An appendix, which comprises the bulk of this document, presents information on TBE training programs. (Contains 70 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A