ERIC Number: ED175289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education and Federal Law: An Overview.
Grant, Joseph H; Goldsmith, Ross
This report examines the most prominent decisions resulting from the 1974 Supreme Court Lau v. Nichols ruling that public schools cannot ignore the problems faced by students whose native language is other than English. Special attention is focused on the remedies that have been ordered to cure "Lau" violations. The activities of the Office of Civil Rights in formulating and enforcing administrative remedies are also reviewed. The issue of whether a bilingual program is required as a "Lau" remedy -- and, if so, what form that program must take -- is explored. The effectiveness of bilingual programs as "Lau" remedies is reviewed in a discussion of potential arguments that might be used by a school district involved in a "Lau" action. (Author/NCR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Minority Groups, Non English Speaking, Supreme Court Litigation
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Educational Service Center, Region XII, 7703 North Lamar, Austin, Texas 78752
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Lau v Nichols; Limited English Speaking Ability