ERIC Number: ED443292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-28
Reference Count: N/A
Programs for English Language Learners: Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
These resource materials were developed in response to requests from school districts for a reference tool to assist them through the process of developing a comprehensive English language learners (ELL) program. The districts desired a program that would be in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI was passed in the wake of the Lau v. Nichols memorandum of 1970 that directed school districts to help ELL students overcome language barriers and ensure that they can meaningfully participate in the districts' educational programs. These materials discuss helpful steps to follow in designing or revising such a program, and are intended as a resource for school district use, not a statement of specific legal requirements. Included with these materials are an overview, a guide to developing ELL programs, suggestions for program evaluation, a glossary of specialized terms used in ELL education, a resource list including Web sites, and a series of ELL program flow charts. (Contains 29 resources.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Lau v Nichols