ERIC Number: ED212163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
A Framework for the Analysis of Bilingual Education Public Policy in the U.S.
Padilla, Raymond V.
The advancement of a theory of bilingual education that has to do with the elaboration of conceptual and analytic frameworks for the purpose of describing, interpreting, and understanding the essential underlying principles and elements of bilingual education is needed as a foundation for policy formation. This paper aims to construct a framework that will facilitate understanding of the processes involved in formulating bilingual education public policy in the United States. A triad of components is proposed as a "meta-framework"--public policy, theory, and technology. Five specific elements are then examined as they relate to the meta-framework (federal courts, the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, the mass media, and bilingual communities). Finally, tentative principles are proposed that may govern, or at least influence, bilingual education policy formation. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Policy Formation, Public Policy
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.