ERIC Number: EJ1119008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
A Balancing Act: School Budgeting and Resource Allocation on a New Dual Language Campus
Knight, David S.; Izquierdo, Elena; DeMatthews, David E.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n4 p32-46 Dec 2016
Dual language instructional models have great potential to create inclusive learning environments for traditional under-served students and boost student outcomes. However, principals face many barriers to implementation. One of the key challenges is aligning resources to ensure that the school has (a) an appropriate number of certificated teachers, (b) effective professional development for teachers, (c) staffing to work with the local community to garner buy-in from parents, and (d) adequate curricular materials in two languages. This case study demonstrates that successful implementation of dual language may require substantial reallocation of resources, without necessarily creating additional expenditures in the budget.
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Budgeting, Outcomes of Education, Principals, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, School Districts, Enrollment, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Case Studies, Higher Education
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