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ERIC Number: ED527063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 55
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
The Binational Option: Meeting the Instructional Needs of Limited English Proficient Students
Terrazas, Aaron; Fix, Michael
Migration Policy Institute
With 1 in 10 children in US schools having limited English proficiency, school districts across the country face challenges in meeting the students' educational needs and finding enough qualified bilingual and English as a Second Language educators. This report identifies international teacher exchanges as an innovative, near-term strategy for school administrators to respond to immediate teaching needs, particularly in subject areas where knowledge of a foreign language is necessary. In conjunction with efforts to recruit local teachers, foreign teachers can help alleviate endemic shortages--particularly in districts that face rapid, unexpected, or short-term changes in the student population. Appended are: (1) Credential and Experience Requirements for States Participating in the US-Spain Visiting Teacher Program; (2) US-Spain Visiting Teacher Program Exchange Teachers by State, 1997 to 2008; (3) US-Spain Visiting Teacher Program Exchange Teachers by State, 1997 to 2008; and (4) Acronyms. (Contains 11 figures and 95 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Tinker Foundation
Authoring Institution: Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain; United States