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ERIC Number: ED544597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Native-Language Education: Addressing the Interests of Special Populations within U.S. Federal Policy
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
This brief provides an overview of three federal laws that address native-language education and illustrates how these federal laws produce different results when coupled with state laws and other regional circumstances. For the purposes of this brief, native-language education refers to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and uses Puerto Rico as a point of comparison. This policy brief: (1) discusses which federal laws make provisions for native-language education; (2) illustrates how local laws and special circumstances affect the type of language instruction used in different areas; and (3) provides questions for policymakers as they consider native-language education in their region. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). 4601 DTC Parkway Suite 500, Denver, CO 80237-2596. Tel: 303-337-0990; Fax: 303-337-3005; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Hawaii; New Mexico; Puerto Rico; Utah
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001