ERIC Number: ED357628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Rights of Limited English Proficient Students: A Handbook for Parents and Community Advocates.
META (Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy), Inc, San Francisco, CA.
Designed for parents, educators, lawyers, and others, this booklet focuses on limited-English-proficient (LEP) students' legal rights to an appropriate education. Contents are as follows: overview of state and federal legal requirements of education programs for LEP students; initial identification of LEP students; requirements for English language development instruction; requirements for the program of academic instruction for LEP students; overview of staffing requirements for LEP education programs; redesignation: LEP readiness for an all-English education program; funding for education programs for LEP students; school and district bilingual advisory committees; and special programs: GATE, special education, and Chapter I. Appended are a language rights checklist, sources of where to turn for help, selected references, and a list of legal authorities. Contains 8 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Bilingualism, Community Action, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Identification, Language of Instruction, Legal Responsibility, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Program Development, School Districts, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: META (Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy), Inc, San Francisco, CA.