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Schindler, Marvin S. – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
A revised version of testimony in favor of support for foreign language education at all levels. The need for Americans to become more proficient in foreign languages in view of economic, social, and political interdependence; the advantage of an early start; and support for advanced foreign language study are discussed. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, FLES
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Schwartz, Louis; Woods, Robert A. – Journal of College and University Law, 1982
Key issues surrounding a public broadcasting licensee's obligation to provide access to television programs to the hearing impaired are examined in the context of two recent court decisions. Background of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Federal Communications Commission's concern regarding the hearing impaired are considered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disability Discrimination, Federal Legislation
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Newell, Lisa M. – Journal of College and University Law, 1982
First Amendment responsibilities of public colleges and universities to provide access to university facilities for First Amendment activity are analyzed within the public forum doctrine. State action doctrine and implications for private institutions are considered, public forum law in the university setting is discussed, and recent litigation is…
Descriptors: College Buildings, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Extracurricular Activities
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Carpenter, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education, 1982
Scholarship athletes may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits for injuries and disabilities incurred as a result of sports participation. The potential for eligibility exists regardless of the athletes' purportedly amateur, nonemployee status. This could have substantial financial impact on both intercollegiate athletic programs and…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Students, Disabilities, Eligibility
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Science, Technology, & Human Values, 1982
Presents the full text of Arkansas Act 590 (1981) requiring balanced treatment of creationism and evolution in public schools of this state. Includes, among others, requirements for balanced treatment, prohibition against religious instruction, requirements for nondiscrimination, definitions of "creation-science" and…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Thomas, William A., Ed. – Science, Technology, & Human Values, 1982
Presents edited versions of plaintiff and defendant outlines of legal issues and proof (views of cases set to limit issues argued during trials) and trial briefs (comprehensive presentations of legal precedents and arguments) in McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education case focusing on balanced treatment of creationism/evolution in public schools.…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary School Science
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Science, Technology, & Human Values, 1982
Excerpts from the opinions of the Attorney General of Maryland on the constitutionality of this state's House Bill 1078 (balanced presentation of creationism/evolution) are presented. Indicates that the bill has as its purpose and effect the advancement of religion and would foster an excessive governmental entanglement with religion. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holtzman, Eric; Klasfeld, David – Science, Technology, & Human Values, 1982
Discusses various legal and scientific issues related to the McLean v. Arkansas 590 (balanced treatment of creationism/evolution), including nature of "creation-science," responses from scientists and lawyers, focus of the plaintiff's case (anticreationism), nature of science, and one example illustrating creationist tendency to use…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary School Science
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Hanson, David – Chemical and Engineering News, 1982
Proposed federal legislation is aimed at improving pre-college science and mathematics instruction, discovering factors important in shaping perceptions of science/mathematics in pre-school children (particularly television), and federal/university financial support for new science/engineering faculty members, and allowing government labs to…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Faculty Recruitment
Salmon, Richard G. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1982
Legal points school officials must consider before conducting student searches are reviewed. Some courts have viewed school personnel as agents of the state, subject to all Fourth Amendment limitations. Most, however, have tended to support the doctrine of in loco parentis, permitting some searches on grounds of less than probable cause. (PP)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Court Litigation, Due Process, Public Schools
Thomas, Stephen B.; Davenport, Linda L. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1982
The Term Contract Nonrenewal Act, passed by the Texas Legislature in August 1981, provides term contract teachers with the option of a due process hearing before nonrenewal. Specific aspects of this act, dealing with teacher evaluation, notice of nonrenewal, hearings, and decisions and appeals, are reveiwed. (CJ)
Descriptors: Contracts, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings
Catterall, Calvin D. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1982
The process by which the International School Psychology Committee (ISP) formulated its Declaration of the Psychological Rights of the Child is described. ISP issued a tentative declaration and solicited comment world wide to help draw up a final declaration (included in the text), define variables, and work toward implementation. (Author/PP)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Dignity
Teitelbaum, Lee E. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1982
Children's rights are discussed as part of a larger conflict between the integrative (emphasizing the duty of institutions to guide the child) and the libertarian views of civil rights. The relative authority given to the judgments of parents, professionals, and children by the law and by court decisions is described. (Author/PP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Child Advocacy, Children, Civil Liberties
Thomas, Stephen B. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1982
Recent court decisions are reviewed to clarify what schools must do to help non-English-speaking children. Court decisions indicate that: (1) educational programs must be theoretically and practically effective; (2) labeling and grouping procedures must not intentionally discriminate; and (3) teachers must be adequately trained. (PP)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Bilingual Education, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal)
Jauvits, Robert L. – Personnel Administrator, 1983
Decisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the courts have affirmed that corporate Equal Employment Opportunity officers are quasi-managerial employees. Their primary role is to work with the company and its personnel to resolve problems and foster compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Employer Employee Relationship
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