ERIC Number: EJ707119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 15
Implications of No Child Left behind on Family Literacy in a Multicultural Community
Forrest, Scott N.
Clearing House, v78 n1 p41 Sep-Oct 2004
This article, in response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), is based in the belief that members of an educational community must collaboratively reflect and act on issues to develop a truly effective program. NCLB calls for sweeping reforms in education. The main focus of the reform plan is on creating "stronger accountability for results, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work" (NCLB 2002b). As with many reforms, this act has both positive and negative implications on policy and curricula. This discussion focuses on the implications of the NCLB Act as it relates to ethno- and linguistically diverse communities.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Differences, Family Literacy, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001