National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
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15 p.; Based on a lecture presented at the Interactive Teleconference sponsored by the Title VII Multifunctional Resource Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.
The vision of effective bilingual education programs is more possible than ever before, given the commitment to school reform being made by the government and dedicated educators. The future of education for language minority students will be influenced by proposed legislation and other government initiatives as well as by prevailing educational reform movements. If bilingual education programs are to improve significantly by the year 2000 and if such programs are to play a substantive role in school improvement efforts, then certain expectations will have to be met by schools, state education agencies, colleges and universities, parents, and the U.S. Department of Education. A search from the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education database listing resource organizations and content standards development projects is appended. (cas)