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ERIC Number: EJ803913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Reframing Due Process and Institutional Inertia: A Case Study of an Urban School District
Olivos, Edward M.; Ochoa, Alberto M.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v41 n3 p279-292 Jul 2008
This article recounts a community's struggle for access to biliteracy in one of the largest urban school districts in the country. The authors examine the roles school personnel assume, the symbols they employ, and the scripts they follow in their efforts to deny English Learners (ELs) access to quality programs and due process of rights. At a deeper level, the authors highlight the impact institutional inertia plays, within the backdrop of an educational reform movement, in thwarting the educational choices of ELs and their parents' rights to make pedagogical decisions on their behalf. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A