ERIC Number: ED368194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Language Minority Students: Laws, Regulations, Policies and Guidelines in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Aguiar, Manuel; Keenan, James
Current versions of Massachusetts state laws, regulations, policy statements, and guidelines concerning the education of limited-English-proficient (LEP) children are compiled here. They include: a policy statement from the state board of education; a synopsis of the mandatory transitional bilingual education law of 1971, in question-and-answer form; the text of the same law; regulations for administering transitional bilingual education programs; guidelines for parental involvement in bilingual programs; guidelines and program models in the education of language minority students; the text of legislation prohibiting discrimination in public schools; regulations concerning access to educational opportunities; guidelines for designing appropriate education programs for small LEP populations (less than 20 in a school district for a given first language) at different grade levels; and legislation concerning establishment of a state bureau of transitional bilingual education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Public Policy, Public Schools, Second Language Instruction, Social Discrimination, State Legislation, State Standards, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.