About IABE

The Idaho Association of Bilingual Education was started in 1979.

According to our Constitution, theĀ  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.