ERIC Number: ED117285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
Consent Decree in Aspira et al., Plaintiffs vs Board of Education of the City of New York, et al., Defendants.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This document contains a press release and consent decree dealing with establishing city wide basic elements in the education of children whose functional language is Spanish. The major elements of this agreement extend on a city-wide level the best practices that are currently being attempted and implemented for target children in the New York City schools. Certain provisions of the agreement specify the class of children entitled to the full program: that is, those whose language deficiency prevents them from participating in the learning process and who can more effectively participate in Spanish. An improved method of identifying and classifying children who are Spanish speaking or Spanish surnamed is also being developed. The elements of the program that are to be provided in full by September 1975 are: (a) intensive instruction in English; (b) instruction in subject areas in Spanish; and, (c) the reinforcement of the pupils' use of Spanish and reading comprehension in Spanish where a need is indicated. Additionally, and not at the expense of these three elements, these students are to spend maximum time with other children as to avoid isolation and segregation from their peers. The basic program will be operable in a number of schools which will set up pilot programs by February, 1975. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Court Litigation, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Minority Group Children, Non English Speaking, Social Discrimination, Social Integration, Spanish Speaking, TENL
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)