ERIC Number: ED159915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Instruction in Michigan: A Position Statement by the State Board of Education.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
This paper sets forth the position of the Michigan State Board of Education regarding bilingual instruction. First is a summary of policies already established as a result of the adoption of "The Common Goals of Michigan Education," the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court as enunciated in Lau vs Nichols, federal legislation (ESEA Title VII, 1965 and Civil Rights Act, 1964) and state law (Public Act 294, 1974). The second part is a position statement containing seven guides for action which should fully implement Act 294 and encourage bilingual education to become an integral part of a program of quality education. It attempts to achieve a balance between the traditional American educational institution's assimilationist view and the right of individuals and groups to maintain their particular identities within a pluralistic society. (Author/NCR)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Board of Education Policy, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Language Instruction, Language Maintenance, Language Programs, Minority Groups, Program Development, State Legislation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Lau v Nichols; Michigan; Michigan Act 294