ERIC Number: ED327067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Local Advocacy for Second Language Education: A Case Study in New Mexico. ERIC Digest.
deLopez, Mary; And Others
The experience of the Albuquerque, New Mexico second language community is presented as a case study of successful local advocacy. The formation of the Albuquerque Language Teachers Association and the New Mexico State Task Force on Modern and Classical Languages is described, and the passage by the State legislature of a resolution on language rights that makes New Mexico the first state to take an official "English Plus" stance is discussed in detail. Six strategies that have contributed to the success of advocacy efforts in New Mexico are: (1) building a community within the ranks; (2) identifying specific goals; (3) identifying a committed action group; (4) seeking advice and outside support; (5) utilizing effective management strategies; and (6) maintaining flexibility and a positive attitude. (VWL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: English Plus Movement; ERIC Digests; New Mexico (Albuquerque)