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Mueller, Tracy Gershwin; Singer, George H. S.; Grace, Elizabeth J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
California's Proposition 227 (1998) has affected the education of many English language learners (ELLs). However, the extent of Proposition 227's influence on special education planning and practice is unclear. ELLs who have moderate to severe disabilities face major communication obstacles. The present qualitative study looked specifically at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Planning, Disabilities, Special Education
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Torres-Burgo, Nydia I.; Reyes-Wasson, Pamela; Brusca-Vega, Rita – Bilingual Research Journal, 1999
A survey of 50 Hispanic and non-Hispanic parents of children with learning disabilities examined treatment of the two groups of parents in the special education process, parents' involvement in the process, and how parental treatment compared to the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Strategies are suggested to maximize…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Hispanic Americans
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Fernandez, Alberto T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 1992
Analyzes federal legislation, regulations, and litigation regarding the provision of an appropriate education for limited-English-proficient students who are also disabled. Examines the legal basis of the right to bilingual education and the requirements that educational agencies must meet. Discusses implications for school systems and educators.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Court Litigation, Disabilities