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ERIC Number: ED125148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 11
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Lau Remedies Outlined.
Cardenas, Jose A.
The understanding of two principles is important if school districts are to develop comprehensive plans responsive to the Lau v. Nichols remedies specified by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) in ways that both adhere to the spirit of the Lau decision and allow the school district to develop coherent educational programs for all students. First, it should be understood that the remedies are minimal and that they have been drawn to adhere to the narrowest legal interpretation on the basis of the most promising current knowledge and thought relating to the education of children of limited English-speaking ability and cannot require bilingual, multicultural programs for all children. Second, an acceptable plan must include realistic time-outcome expectations; a plan can be rejected for projecting unrealistic expectations. The development of an elementary-level compliance plan calls for four phases: student identification, student language assessment, analysis of achievement data, and creation of program offerings. The process at the secondary level is the same except that program offerings can include a wider array of options. A sample community language survey form is included. (Author/IRT)
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Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Lau v Nichols