ERIC Number: ED044703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Laws and Legal Documents Relating to Problems of Bilingual Education in the United States.
This document is intended to provide information about the legal aspects of bilingual education through a general discussion of the problem, as well as through the presentation of laws and other legal documents concerned with the language of education in the schools. Part I, "Introductory Remarks," identifies the two traditions of "English Monolingualism" and the "American Bilingual Tradition" and then considers the legal manifestations of these traditions under the following headings: Federal Law and Bilingual Education, State Laws Concerning the Language of Instruction, The Situation in Polities Other than Compnent States, Marginal Laws, and Supplementary Schools. A brief discussion of the future prospects of bilingual education concludes this section. Part II, "Quotations," presents excerpts from various sources (federal laws, state laws, state constitutions, Supreme Court decisions, letters from state educational authorities) in order to document present official policy toward bilingual education in both public and private schools. All states and territories of the United States are considered. An appendix provides a survey of 19th century provisions concerning bilingual or non-English schools. (FWB)
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse for Languages and Linguistics.
Identifiers - Location: United States