ERIC Number: ED131731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Toward Meaningful and Equal Educational Opportunity. Report of Public Hearings on Bilingual-Bicultural Education.
California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly Special Subcommittee on Bilingual - Bicultural Education.
This report summarizes testimony taken from 103 witnesses during six public hearings on bilingual-bicultural education held between October 27 and December 9, 1975 in San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, and San Francisco by the Special Subcommittee on Bilingual-Bicultural Education of the California State Assembly. The report is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1, "Bilingual Program Background," describes the history and status of federal and state bilingual programs. Chapter 2, "Legal and Philosophical Aspects of Bilingual-Bicultural Education Programs," provides a brief history of the philosophies of bilingual education in the state and the nation through the various court decisions preceding and including the Lau decision. Chapter 3, "Synopsis of Testimony Presented to the Special Subcommittee," groups the testimony presented from the major language-cultural groups in the state (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Portuguese, Southeast Asians, and Native Americans) under the three general areas of Program, Evaluation, and Funding. Chapter 4, "The Legislative Options for Bilingual Bicultural Education," categorizes over two hundred recommendations presented to the Special Subcommittee in the public hearings and communications to the Subcommittee concerning bilingual policy, program and administrative options available to the Legislature. Among the recommendations were the following: (1) that the "Lau Remedies" should be a minimum program requirement; and (2) that local boards of education should be required to adopt policies in conformity with federal regulations. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Chinese Americans, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Language Programs, Portuguese Americans, Spanish Americans, State Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly Special Subcommittee on Bilingual - Bicultural Education.