Limited English Proficiency Lep: A Growing And Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 30, 2004 - Education - 92 pages
Determines the characteristics of LEP students, nationally and in selected districts, and the challenges districts face in educating these students. Focuses on how the selected districts with LEP students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate these students, including the extent to which academic subjects are taught in the students' native languages. Identifies the approaches that have been identified as promising when diversity of languages spoken by students makes native language instruction difficult. Maps, charts and graphs.

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Page 80 - A family consists of a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Page 30 - Linda G. Morra Director, Education and Employment Issues Human Resources Division United States General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Dr.
Page 9 - New demands for the creation of bilingual programs and special education classes have significantly added to the costs of urban education and have frequently led to the diversion of funds from other important...
Page 83 - ... household members is the non-English language spoken by the first person with a non-English language in the following order: householder, spouse, parent, sibling, child, grandchild, other relative, stepchild, unmarried partner, housemate or roommate, roomer, boarder, or foster child, or other nonrelative. Thus, persons who speak only English may have a non-English household language assigned to them in tabulations of persons by household language.
Page 48 - Who comes from a home in which a language other than English is most relied upon for communication; or (iii) Who is an American Indian or Alaskan Native student and comes from an environment in which a language other than English has had a significant impact on his or her level of English language proficiency; and (2) Who, as a result of the circumstances described in paragraph (1) of the definition of "Limited English Proficiency...
Page 48 - Native or who is a native resident of the outlying areas and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on...
Page 25 - Teaching in English but with several differences from submersion: the teacher understands the native language and students may speak it to the teacher, although the teacher generally answers only in English. Knowledge of English is not assumed, and the curriculum is modified in vocabulary and pacing, so that the content will be understood.
Page 18 - Sincerely yours, Linda G. Morra Director, Education and Employment Issues Contents Letter...
Page 5 - The Bilingual Education Act, Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was signed in January 1968 and $7,500,000 has been appropriated.

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