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This white paper was developed in consultation with the Bilingual Authorization Working Group and reviews the 2009 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Bilingual Authorization Program Standards (BAPS). The analysis included current research in the field of bilingualism, equity, and dual language education. This Working Paper was presented to the CTC to influence and support efforts to update the BAPS. For each of the first set of five program standards, the authors offer: (1) descriptions of key elements within the standard; (2) recommended revisions; and (3) implications related to assessment, policy, and practice. The authors accepted standard 6 as written. Key recommendations included addressing the absence of field work and clinical experience. This paper includes a glossary of terms as well as an extended reference list across a variety topics in bilingual education.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education