The Idaho Association of Bilingual Education was started in 1979.
According to our Constitution, the Philosophy of IABE is:
It is the conviction of the Idaho Association for
Bilingual Education that in a multilingual and multicultural state
such as Idaho, languages are the most obvious cultural
characteristic of its people. IABE further believes that bilingual
education comprises a crucially important part of the total
educational process in the state and commits itself to promoting
bilingual education as a concept of the highest priority. IABE
regards as its primary goals promoting English language acquisition
and academic achievement and success in meeting state
standards. IABE supports an educational process that utilizes and
develops proficiency in two languages.