ASSESSING DUAL LANGUAGE POLICY: A CASE STUDY

M. Lucrecia Litherland, J. Tony Litherland

Abstract


The Oklahoma City Public School System has a unique opportunity to evaluate Bilingual Education. A large enclave of Hispanics has settled in south central Oklahoma City and appears on the way towards establishing a bicultural community. Some degree of community dialogue spurred the creation of a bilingual education program that could potentially serve both Anglo and Hispanic students. Despite the initiation of a federally funded program, sustainable organized public support for Bilingual Education failed to materialize and public school administrators quietly moved towards other educational strategies.

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