ERIC Number: ED158358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Task Force Findings Specifying Remedies Available for Eliminating Past Educational Practices Ruled Unlawful Under Lau versus Nichols.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
This publication is designed to clarify and amplify the 1975 booklet of the same title prepared by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW). The requirements for providing education to non-English speakers are first placed in their historical context. Suggestions for the basic elements to include in an affirmative action plan for complying with the requirements are stated simply. These include establishment of an official district policy for equal educational opportunity, alerting the community and district personnel to the situation, and a four-part program of identifying non-English-speaking students, assessing their linguistic proficiency, determining their achievement levels, and placing them in programs designed to meet their educational needs. Additional items to consider are listed, and a partial directory of agencies offering resources (particularly to educators in Arizona and the southwestern United States) is provided. An appendix includes pertinent DHEW memoranda, the text of the 1975 DHEW booklet, and language survey materials. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI