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ERIC Number: ED548302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 143
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-8617-5
Ensuring Equitable Opportunities for Delaware's Undocumented Career and Technical School Population
Vieni-Vento, Sarah R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wilmington University (Delaware)
This executive position paper proposes a legal process by which undocumented students enrolled in career and technical schools can obtain cooperative employment and pursue post-secondary opportunities. The recommended process is based on the current plight of undocumented students who are caught between harsh federal immigration policies and equitable state education policies. A summarization of demographic data, the history of the Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and state responses to issues related to this population is provided. In addition to state education policies which are non-discriminatory, the current issues faced by undocumented students are underscored by the Supreme Court rulings of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka" (1954) and "Plyler v. Doe" (1982) which clearly defined the need for equitable educational opportunities and societal benefits of educating all people, regardless of citizenship status. A qualitative case study design was used to gain an understanding of how Delaware state leaders view a solution to the issues discussed. Interviews were conducted in order to develop the Career and Technical Plan of 2012. The plan addresses specific needs of undocumented students, with the end goal of providing equal access to all educational opportunities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Doe v Plyler