ERIC Number: ED251540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
The Bilingual Education Act of 1984: Community Involvement in Policy Development.
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
A significant feature of the Bilingual Education Act of 1984 is the high level of involvement of the Hispanic and other language-minority communities in its development. In a very real sense, the legislation is an illustration of grass-roots policy development. Although the actual drafting of legislation was done in Washington, DC. (coordinated primarily by the National Council of La Raza and the National Association for Bilingual Education, at Congressional request), hundreds of people from all over the country contributed ideas, reviewed and revised drafts, and otherwise actively participated in policy formation. The final proposal was the result of consensus among very diverse groups of people. This paper provides a history and analysis of this collaboration between Congress, community organizations, and others. (Author/KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.