ERIC Number: ED097291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Legal Decisions on the Future of Education.
After setting out some statements on idealogies which have contributed to the melting pot theory of education, the author examines the rationale for teacher licensing procedures and the interpretation of Title VII, which gives protection from discriminatory practices, as it affects the licensing of teachers. Recent court opinions are discussed, in relation to the declared need for a principle of neutrality in respect to language, by which the language or dialect of any student should not be disparaged or denied. Examples involving Chinese-speaking and Spanish-speaking students are cited. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between the United States and Mexico in 1848 recognized the differences in customs, traditions, and language of the people of New Mexico, and the Ninth Amendment to the federal Consititution provides grounds for claiming the right to such differences by all U.S. citizens. Court cases dealing with obscenity, the study of comparative religion, Indian education, and the traditions of the Amish community are examined in this context. A model for preparing educational personnel to assist in the building and preservation of community identity is proposed, which would give primary considerations to the sufficiency of the individual and the development of decent and humane communities. (MBM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: A slightly different version of this paper appeared in The Journal of Teacher Education; v25 n2 p130-7 Summer 1974