ERIC Number: EJ1202431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The "Bilingual Research Journal": Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity
Fránquiz, María E.
Bilingual Research Journal, v41 n4 p344-368 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed in 1965, was a pivotal civil rights law to address the dream of equitable education for all children on the mainland and in U.S. territories. The ESEA was followed by the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), signed by President Johnson in 1968. The BEA specifically addressed the necessities of students whose dominant language was not English. Together these two Acts passed in the 1960s offered new government attention in the form of grants and programs for the purpose of providing bilingual education. Both Acts were reauthorized in their 50-year-plus history. Rather than dwell on the government documents themselves, this article examines the question: In what ways do research studies published in the "Bilingual Research Journal" inform and hold us accountable to the dream of equity--a dream that mandates equitable access to and opportunities for successful learning outcomes for children from all communities including immigrant communities? A qualitative analysis is used to address the question.
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Second Language Learning, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Periodicals, Research Reports, Journal Articles, Accountability, Equal Education, Immigrants, Access to Education, Biculturalism, Advantaged, Teaching Methods, Cultural Relevance, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act