Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-17h-11 - Characteristics of required programs of bilingual education

Current through March 4, 2022

A required program of bilingual education shall have, but need not be limited to, the following characteristics.

(a) The curricular content and practices shall be designed to bring children who are dominant in a language other than English to the same educational performance level that is expected of English dominant children.
(b) Bilingual program goals and objectives shall include, but shall not be limited to, goals and objectives which are similar to those established for the regular school program.
(c) Children shall receive appropriate instruction designed to establish and increase proficiency in English.
(d) Subject matter instruction shall be offered using the dominant language of the children as the medium of instruction but otherwise comparable to the regular school program.
(e) There shall be opportunities for children who are dominant in a language other than English to be integrated with English dominant children, particularly in activities which do not require a high proficiency in English.
(f) Children in a required bilingual program at the secondary level shall be made aware of and permitted to enroll in courses in the regular school program for which they are qualified.
(g) Instructional personnel shall be familiar with the dominant language and sensitive to the cultural background of the children they are teaching. In addition, those who teach subject matter courses in the children's dominant language shall be proficient in that language.
(h) Children in required programs of bilingual education shall be offered all educational programs in the regular school program, including, but not limited to, programs for exceptional children, as defined in accordance with section 10-76a of the Connecticut General Statutes.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-17h-11
Effective November 1, 1977

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