ERIC Number: ED454725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Educating Students with Limited English Skills.
Gittins, Naomi, Ed.
Inquiry & Analysis, p1-2,7 Jan 2001
This article examines the education of students in U.S. schools who have have limited skills in English. Ensuring that these children are able to participate in and benefit from educational programs and achieve high academic standards is a task of monumental importance for public schools. One component essential to this effort is understanding the legal requirements applicable to these children. Among the federal laws affecting the education of students with limited English proficiency are the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights ACT of 1964, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, and the Bilingual Education Act. A list of Office of Civil Rights compliance recommendations is included in the article, and information on state laws and U.S. Supreme court decisions regarding the rights of speakers of languages or than English is provided. (VWL)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Limited English Speaking, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI