ERIC Number: ED235296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Organizing of Parents to Support Bilingual Education.
This report examines efforts on the part of advocates in New York City to draw Hispanic parents into the bilingual education movement. Parent involvement in New York has included a wide variety of educational and political endeavors. Parents have participated in the activities of public educational and political organizations in ever widening arenas, starting in local schools and extending to district, city, state, and national levels. In the process, parents have made cultural adaptations to American society. Rather than fostering cultural or political separatism, these efforts to involve Hispanic parents in the bilingual education movement have contributed to their cultural and social integration. Although opponents fear that bilingual education hinders integration and will foster separatist movements, it is, in fact, the rejection of bilingual education that will result in separatism. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for the Social Sciences.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; New York (New York); Parent Advisory Committees
Note: A publication of the Immigration Research Program.