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Bilingual Education
Program 828
Original Airdate: 5/19/1978

Subject Keywords
Education, Bilingual
Public schools - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Almeida, Ray
Cortiella, David
De Gruttala, Raffael
Fan, Stephanie

Corporate Names
Bilingual Education Department - Boston - Massachusetts
El Comite De Padres - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program examines bilingual education in Boston. Host Melvin Moore speaks with Raffael De Gruttala (Director of Bilingual Education in Boston), Stephanie Fan (Teacher in Charge at the Bilingual Education Department), David Cortiella (of El Comite De Padres), and Ray Almeida (community advocate for bilingual and multicultural education and proponent of Cape Verdian education in Massachusetts) about the nature of transitional bilingual education, what a bilingual education consists of, which children have a right to be served by the city, the different responsibilities of the Boston School Committee and the Bilingual Education Department, claims that bilingual education is a threat to desegregation, the extent to which problems related to bilingual education have been addressed in the community, and the response of the Bilingual Department and the School Committee to community pressure and parental involvement.

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

David Atwood
David Atwood

Melvin Moore

Ray Almeida
David Cortiella
Raffael De Gruttala
Stephanie Fan

Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Mary Cronin (audio)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Bill Johnson (audio)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Iris Rosenthal (assistant cameraman)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03379
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01408
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01408A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 4145-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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