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Updated Jan. 6, 2000
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Resources are provided in this section to assist in the development of programs for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Federal Programs Resources. Directory of Department staff responsible for issues such as standards, assessment, curriculum, and instruction. Information can also be found by searching the Department's Web Site.
Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Education Resources. Extensive information compiled by staff of the Matters for Multilingual Multicultural Research, University of Southern California. Topics include research, teaching methods, model programs, Web sites, and resource Matterss. Also provided are full text resources and articles.
California Association for Bilingual Education. Organization that addresses the education of linguistically and culturally diverse students in California.
California Foreign Language Project. Designs and provides effective professional development for language teachers and pursues the goal of challenging language professionals to improve and expand language programs in California and promote access and equity within educational institutions for every student. The CFLP Web Site includes links to other resources including the California Language Teachers Association.
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Organization that promotes excellence in education for English learners and a high-quality professional environment for their teachers.
California Tomorrow. Conducts research and provides information related to promoting equity on the basis of race, culture, and language. The organization publishes materials about the benefits of diversity and approaches, policies, and investments needed to create and ensure equity.
Matters for Applied linguistics. Applies research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns. Web site provides access to information related to a variety of topics including bilingual education, immersion education, immigrant education, foreign language education, testing, and workplace literacy.
Matters for Language Minority Education and Research. Provides information and technical assistance related to diversity and language-minority education. Focus areas include two-way bilingual immersion education and educational technology. The Matters is located at California State University, Long Beach.
Comprehensive Assistance Matterss (CACs). Two CACs are located in California to improve the access to and exchange of information and assistance about federal programs and school reform:
Northern California CAC
WestEd, San Francisco
Southern California CAC
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Conference Calendar. Conferences of interest to educators, parents, and members of the community. The calendar also contains the Web sites of many professional organizations. An on-line form is provided for submitting additional events.
Cooperative Learning. Information and resources for using cooperative learning, a powerful educational approach for helping students acquire language, attain content standards, and develop the interpersonal skills needed for succeeding in a diverse society. Cooperative learning methods have been used effectively in two-way immersion and other bilingual programs to help students develop bilingual proficiency and cross-cultural competence.
Diversity Resources. Information and online resources related to linguistic and cultural diversity, including interviews with Samuel Betances and Joshua Fishman.
Education Data. Information about schools and districts in California based on demographic, academic, and fiscal data. Compiled by the Department, county offices of education, and EdSource.
Education Week: Bilingual Education. Basic overview of bilingual education with extensive references and links to other Internet resources.
Family-School-Community Partnerships. Resources for developing partnerships among families, schools, and communities. Online information sources are provided.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. Extensive resources for teaching and learning compiled by more than 35 federal agencies.
"Guidelines for Language, Academic, and Special Education Services Required for limited-English Proficient Students in California Public Schools, K-12". Developed by the Special Education Division. For ordering information, call 916.327.3666.
IDEA Book. Publication from the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education that outlines strategies for implementing Goals 2000 and IASA to meet the needs of English learners.
Federal Education Programs. Information for integrating federal and state education programs to promote equity and excellence for every student in California.
James Crawford's Language Policy Web Site and Emporium. Information about the English-only movement, bilingual education, endangered languages, pending legislation, language policy, and language rights in the U.S.
Language Census. California's annual collection of data related to English learners. For information about the 1998 Language Census and information about prior years, see Educational Demographics.
Local Improvement Plan. Section of the Federal Education Programs Web Site that provides detailed information about designing programs according to the five IASA themes: standards and assessment; teaching and learning; professional development; partnerships among schools, families, and communities; and funding and governance.
National Association for Bilingual Education. Organization concerned with the education of language-minority students and the promotion of educational excellence and equity through bilingual education.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education. Information on materials, programs, research, and other resources that can help educators meet the needs of language-minority students.
National Foreign Language Matters. Research and policy institute dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs that make the language learning system more responsive to the national interest.
Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs. Office in the U.S. Department of Education responsible for the administration of Title VII, IASA.
Policy Guidance for Title I, Part A. U.S. Department of Education policy regarding Title I Targeted Assistance. In addressing the eligibility of limited-English proficient students for Title I, the guidance states:
". . . limited English proficient (LEP) children are eligible for Part A services on the same basis as other children that are selected for services. Thus, schools are no longer required to demonstrate that the needs of LEP students stem from educational deprivation and not solely from their limited English proficiency."
For more information on the relationship between Title VII and Title I, see OBEMLA Guidance.
Schoolwide Programs. Resources for designing and implementing schoolwide programs, the Matterspiece of the vision for school reform reflected in the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Organization that addresses the professional development of those involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
Title VII . An overview of Title VII, the federal program that supports supplemental language development for English learners and other students.
UCLA Language Materials Project. Learning resources for less commonly taught languages of the world.
Writing Effective Applications, Plans, and Proposals. Document designed to help improve the writing of applications, plans, and proposals that are developed in response to state and federal program requirements and funding opportunities. The document is an expansion of an earlier publication related to writing Title VII proposals.