ERIC Number: ED073866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Educational Opportunities for the Spanish-Speaking Child. Bilingual and Bicultural Educational Programs.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide a brief and concise outline of those Federal education programs which are of most interest to the Spanish-speaking community. The programs described are those funded under Title I and Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. A description of Title VII, how it works, who participates in its programs, and how a comprehensive Title VII program can be instituted in an individual school district, is given. The Bilingual School, Let's Be Amigos, and the Houston Independent School District Bilingual Education Program are examples of promising Title VII programs. The explanation of Title I of the ESEA includes discussions concerning the difference between English-as-a Second Language under Title I and Bilingual Education under Title VII, Title I and the Spanish-Speaking Child, how Title I works, who participates, and questions to be asked of local school boards to ascertain what each district is doing with Title I money to assist Spanish-speaking children. Other programs offering specialized help--Head Start; Follow Through; Upward Bound; Talent Search; School Breakfasts-Lunches and Milk; Dropout Prevention; School Library Resources, Textbooks, and other Instructional Materials; and Supplementary Educational Centers and Services--are described. (HBC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Minority Group Children, Pamphlets, School Districts, Spanish Speaking
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.15)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII