Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 246 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Yee-Lay Jack Lam, Robert W. Young, Howard B. Altman, Carolyn S. Cates, Cecilia M. DiBella, New York National Council of Churches of Christ, New York American Civil Liberties Union, Guy C. Pryor, Robert L. Politzer, and Anthony Pfannkuche.

DiBella, Cecilia M. (1977). Resources for Schools: 1. A Catalog of Publications from the Massachusetts Department of Education. This is the first of a series of publications developed by the Massachusetts Dissemination Project in an effort to promote greater exchange and sharing of resources among educational organizations, service providers, and client groups. Intended primarily for use by educators and parents, this volume contains an annotated listing of publications from the Massachusetts Department of Education in the following subject areas: adult education, bilingual education, board of education, curriculum and instruction, educational information, educational law, equal educational opportunity, library extension, Massachusetts Educational Television, nutrition education, occupational education, regional education centers, research and assessment, right to read, school building assistance, school district reorganization and collaboration, school finance, school management services, special education, student services, and teacher certification. Curriculum guides and bibliographies of instructional materials are included under the appropriate headings, and information is provided for ordering the various publications. Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Annotated Bibliographies, Catalogs

McLure, William P. (1976). Special Programs in Public Schools: Administrative and Financial Structures. Report of the Second Study on Special Programs in Education. Examined in the report are administrative and financial structures of Illinois special programs (including special education, vocational education and bilingual education.) Considered are organizational issues of regional administration – Joint Agreements for special education, "Super" Regions for low-prevalence handicapped students, Area Vocational Centers, Educational Service Regions, and unified intermediates. The relationship of these organizational patterns to local school districts and to the Illinois Office of Education is analyzed. Financing regional programs is addressed in terms of capital facilities, current operating expenses, and implications of new legislation to implement full state funding of special programs' extra costs. A final section presents a suggested format to implement a program cost analysis system. Sample forms are included for providing such basic information as staff distribution and salary, and pupil distribution among programs. Among seven final recommendations is the development of cooperative regional units to assist local districts in providing services and programs.   [More]  Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education

Kruger, W. Stanley (1970). Implications of Accountability for Educational Program Evaluation. The concept of accountability in education has two primary concerns: the responsibility to provide effective educational programs and the responsibility to employ efficiently the resources allocated for this purpose. These concerns are fundamental to an evaluation procedure based on the principle of accountability. The establishment in 1967 of new Federal programs in Bilingual Education and Dropout Prevention provided the vehicle for an effort to establish accountability principles. Ten critical factors of program design, operation and management which could expand the dimensions of accountability were identified: community involvement, technical assistance, needs assessment, management systems, performance objectives, performance contracting, staff development, comprehensive evaluation, cost-effectiveness, and program audit. Their implications for program evaluation are discussed.   [More]  Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs

American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY. (1977). Annotated Bibliography and Summaries of Reference Materials. School Desegregation/Integration Notebook. This annotated bibliography provides a framework within which questions and answers about the school desegregation process can be formulated and addressed. A glossary of terms dealing with school integration are included. Among these are the following: ability grouping, annexation, bilingual education, clustering, consolidation, de facto and de jure segregation, departmentalization, equi distant zoning, feeder system, freedom of choice, grade a year plans, magnet schools, majority to minority transfers, metropolitan remedies, pairing, and others. The bibliography includes general and legal references, as well as a summary of important school desegregation cases. It also includes references on general research, research on academic achievement and desegregation, research on busing, and research on white flight and community preparation. The bibliography also includes: a summary of research findings concerning school desegregation and the outcomes for children, a fact sheet on busing, a summary of findings concerning the implementation of desegregation orders, and a summary of recommendations resulting from the desegregation of the Boston public school. Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bus Transportation, Definitions, Desegregation Effects

National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY. (1975). Education in a Pluralistic Society; Four Perspectives; Religion and the Future of America. Four short papers on pluralistic aspects of education in the United States are presented along with a brief response by a professor of philosophy and education, and the minutes of a discussion among panel participants. Topics presented include: the bilingual education program in Hartford, Connecticut; the textbook controversy in West Virginia; the mission of public higher education; and the mission of church related higher education. The perspectives offered by the various authors range from the theological to the secular. Concepts of pluralism and theology are addressed in the general discussion. A paper on the role of religion in America's future is also included. In the paper a range of social, cultural and religious trends are discussed. Strategies for coping with social, economic and structural problems are outlined. Emphasis is placed upon the important role of the church in humanizing the current system. Descriptors: Church Role, Cultural Pluralism, Education, Parochial Schools

Cates, Carolyn S., Ed. (1979). Report and Commentary on the Conference on Research on Educational Dissemination and Utilization. An overview is presented of the background and proceedings of a conference planned to share information on dissemination and utilization research conducted by National Institute of Education sponsored projects in educational laboratories and R&D centers in order to form a community among those who share similar research objectives and problems. Included in the report are papers prepared by participating projects and commentaries by conference consultants. The papers describe the background, research approach, problems, and issues of each project. The individual papers focus on topics such as urban education programs and research planning, teachers centers exchange, school-based interactive research, school improvement processes, bilingual education, and individualized schooling.  A listing of projects and labs/centers is also provided. Descriptors: Conference Reports, Diffusion, Educational Development, Educational Innovation

Young, Robert W. (1972). Written Navajo: A Brief History. Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 19. In this paper, a brief history of the Navajo written language between 1819 and the present is presented. The paper describes the progress of Navajo as a written language. The history was used as background material for a meeting organized by the Sanostee-Toadlena Navajo Bilingual Education Project. The meeting's purpose was to survey the present situation of written Navajo and to look at the needs for new material to help Navajo children to learn to read their own language in the first grades. An abstract of "Some Aspects of Navajo Orthography," a dissertation by Dr. Wayne Holm, Director of Rock Point School, is appended. A related document is ED 043 413.   [More]  Descriptors: Abstracts, American Indian Languages, History, Literature Reviews

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. (1992). [Multidimensional Qualities to Improve Education.]. This bulletin contains five essays on the theme of expanding the challenge of improving the quality of education to encompass the curricular, administrative, institutional, and teaching levels. The articles include: (1) "Educational Assessment Systems in Latin America: A Review of Issues and Recent Experience" (Robin Horn; Laurence Wolf; Eduardo Velez); (2) "Programme to Improve the Quality of Primary Schools in Poor Areas: A Chilean Experience" (MINEDUC Chile); (3) "Bilingual Education Beyond National Frontiers, Bolivian-Peruvian Cooperation" (Luis Enrique Lopez; Lucia D'Emilio); (4) "New Assignments for Technical and Professional High School Education: Guidelines and Strategies" (Maria de Ibarrola); and (5) "Functional Illiteracy Requirements in Youth and Adults: Education and Work in a Small Developing State" (Olabisi Kuboni).   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Evaluation, Developing Nations

Ariano, A. A.; Lam, Yee-Lay Jack (1975). French Language Instruction: A Closer Look in South-Western Manitoba Schools. Concerned with the sharp decline of students in French language classes in recent years, the present study examined a set of intra-school factors that might be related to the decline. Altogether 85 French language teachers and 78 principals at elementary and secondary levels in 14 school divisions in Southwestern Manitoba participated in the survey. It was found that a notable proportion of teachers were inadequately prepared professionally. Their methods of teaching have not been diversified enough to accommodate students' capabilities or interests, and they were unfamiliar with new concepts of organizing materials. A considerable proportion of principals showed lack of enthusiasm for bilingual education. Limited school resources in many cases added to the difficulty of developing a better French language program. At another level, it was found that the quality of the program was much the result of priorities and policies of the school board concerned. Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingualism, Board of Education Policy, Educational Policy

Ornstein, Jacob (1969). Language Varieties Along the U.S.-Mexican Border. The U.S. Southwest and particularly the region along the 1000-mile long U.S.-Mexican boundary, offers a ready laboratory for the observation of many phases of multilingualism and multiculturalism. The author feels, however, that the rich sociolinguistic material of the area has suffered from over-simplification and neglect. Very few synchronic studies along modern linguistic lines have appeared. He believes that the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and the Sociolinguistic Study on Southwest Spanish, supported by the University of Texas at El Paso's Research Institute, will help change the situation. After explaining briefly the aims of the Sociolinguistic Study, the author presents a survey of the historical evolution of the study of multilingualism. He also suggests a schema of the language situation of the Southwest.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingualism, Dialect Studies, English (Second Language), Language Skills

Altman, Howard B.; Politzer, Robert L. (1971). Conference on Individualizing Foreign Language Instruction. Final Report. These conference proceedings contain addresses and comments of some 42 participants. Papers are grouped in three major sections: (1) the status of individualized foreign language instruction today, (2) small-group presentations, and (3) viewpoints on change. The papers cover a wide variety of topics including a review of the state-of-the-art, student attitudes, curricular planning, administrative perspectives, FLES, testing, accountability, psychological factors, group work, contracting, teacher training, programed materials, developing proficiency in speaking, material adaptation, role of "hardware," grading and credit, and bilingual education. Concluding remarks focus on the implementation of change in the foreign language classroom and a student's reaction to the conference. A list of participants and a program schedule are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Conference Reports

Pryor, Guy C. (1967). Evaluation of the Bi-Lingual Project of Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas, In the First Grades of Four Elementary Schools during 1966-1967 School Year. A comparison of achievement and personal adjustment of Spanish-speaking students in an experimental bilingual school environment at the first grade level was the purpose of the Harlandale instructional project. This evaluation report presents comparative data from the testing program used to establish the effectiveness of bilingual education when compared to traditional English-only instruction. The comparative data also includes behavioral observations by the teacher, attendance and promotion data, and pupil history. Statistical comparisons are made on all test results of the pre- and post-testing periods. The results of the project tend to reflect favorably on bilingual instruction, and recommendations were made to expand and continue research in the program.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Comparative Testing, Data Analysis

Ogletree, Earl J.; Welfare, Margaret (1979). Methods of Curriculum Implementation. Modern curriculum theory is predicated on the belief that the primary purpose of education is to change or modify the behavior of the learners. Curriculum, thus, consists of all the experiences the school provides to allow students to achieve the greatest possible fulfillment of their potentialities. Current curriculum improvement programs are attempting to come to grips with the reality of pupil differences in relation to knowledge. Such practices as team teaching, individualized instruction, alternative schools, career education, bilingual education and the back to basics movement have all precipitated curricular changes. In order to improve today's educational system we must involve the members of society who are directly responsible for the education of children in setting up a curriculum that is relevant to the learner and to the needs of the society of which he is a member. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Research, Educational History

Moffat, James G. (1975). Disseminating Information on Proposal Development and Supportive Services Pertaining to Government Funded Programs. This publication describes a practicum that developed, disseminated, and evaluated a proposal development handbook intended to aid school district personnel in submitting proposals to funding agencies. In addition to the handbook, several other dissemination activities were developed and implemented to meet the needs of specific target audiences. These activities included development of a multimedia slide presentation and companion brochure on early childhood programs, development of a comprehensive bilingual education program and a companion booklet, creation of a brochure to answer parents' questions about Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and establishment of an information center to provide easy access to resource materials about federally funded programs and activities. Evaluation data is presented to show that the proposal development handbook and inservice workshops that explained it did improve the quality of proposals submitted. Samples of the instruments developed to evaluate the other activities are also provided, and preliminary results of those evaluations are reported.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Bibliographies, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education

Pfannkuche, Anthony (1976). Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults: Textbooks for Basic Courses. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides, No. 2. This annotated bibliography cites materials for teaching English as a second language (ESL) to Vietnamese and Cambodian adults. It is designed to teach the teacher with no previous training or experience in ESL techniques. The materials listed are specifically for adults and secondary school students, in that they take into account the learning habits and interests of older students. They also provide information about life in America, information useful to adults adjusting to a new environment. The bibliography is preceded by a discussion of what ESL materials are, what they provide, how they can be used by a teacher inexperienced with ESL techniques, and how to select ESL materials. The bibliography is divided into three main sections: (1) Survival Courses; (2) Full-Scale Extensive ESL Courses for Adults; and (3) Supplementary Recorded Tapes and Cassettes. The guide is available from the five regional bilingual education centers. Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Cambodian

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