ERIC Number: ED354728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Acquisition Policy Planning and Litigation: Language Planning in the Context of "Y.S. v. District of Philadelphia."
Skilton, Ellen E.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v8 n2 p55-87 Fall 1992
This paper discusses language policy and educational practice in the context of a class action law suit filed on behalf of Asian students in Philadelphia concerning their linguistic and academic needs. It addresses both macro and micro perspectives in its discussion of litigation policy, acquisition policy planning, and Asian Americans in the United States. The analysis incorporates Rubin's (1971) and Fishman's (1979) frameworks as tools for understanding language planning processes in this particular context. In addition, orientations to language planning, the planners and actors involved in the process, and the specific curricular and personnel changes that resulted from this law suit are discussed in an effort to both understand the particular complexities of this situation as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of the relationship between litigation policy and acquisition policy planning in implementing programs for language minority students in American schools. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)