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ERIC Number: EJ1044071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
The Education of English Learners in California Following the Passage of Proposition 227: A Case Study of an Urban School District
Matas, Amanda; Rodríguez, James L.
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v11 n2 p44-56 Sum 2014
This paper focuses on the implementation of Proposition 227 and its impact on the education of English learners in California's K-12 public schools since its passage in 1998. The paper begins with an examination of the sociopolitical context surrounding the proposition and its implementation. The implementation of the new law is then discussed, including inconsistencies and challenges. Since Proposition 227 was approved and implemented during a period of extensive educational reform in California, its intersection with other state mandates is also discussed. A case study of a large urban school district is presented to illustrate the impact of implementation at the district level. The paper concludes with a discussion of educationally-responsive policies and practices for the education of English learners based on the current policy context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)
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