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ERIC Number: ED164689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 182
Abstractor: N/A
Law and Bilingual Education: A Manual for the Community.
del Valle, Manuel; And Others
This manual was written in order to help community workers become more familiar with the litigation process as it affects bilingual education programs. Detailed descriptions of the participants in civil rights litigation, including bilingual-bicultural lawsuits, are provided. The roles that class members, clients, attorneys and educators play in the litigation process are clarified. A case study is used to exemplify the process explained. Each step, from the initial complaint through "El Vacio" (the void or extent of time that litigation goes on with no definite action taken), to the presentation of proposed remedial programs or action for resolving the complaint and attorneys' fees, is described. The negative and positive impacts that desegregation has on bilingual-bicultural education programs, particularly as they affect the Puerto Rican community, are discussed. Appendices provide information on various aspects of civil rights litigation, including problems of implementing bilingual-bicultural programs in desegregating school districts. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Pages 130-59, 163-66, and 195-206, copyrighted material (appendices), have been deleted; Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document; For a related document, see UD 018 952 ; Manual prepared by the National Puerto Rican Task Force on Educational Policy