This collection consists of 26 audio cassettes created as part of José E. Vega's doctoral research on the passage of bilingual education legislation in Texas from 1969 to 1973 as well as follow-up research on bilingual education legislation introduced from 1975 to 1981. Recorded content includes senate committee hearings, personal notes, and interviews with legislators and administrators involved in bilingual education legislation in Texas. Topics discussed include the passage and implementation of bilingual education legislation, lobbying efforts, the role of the Texas Education Agency, the influence of federal initiatives and court rulings, the increase of Mexican American political clout, and the consequences of the Sharpstown Scandal. Materials are arranged by date.
Majority of material found in 1979
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Dr. José E. Vega completed his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in
1979 where he studied Bilingual, Multilingual and Multicultural Education. From 1988 to 2012,
Vega was a professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
In 1983 he published, "Education, Politics, and Bilingualism in Texas".
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, Rodolfo Rodríguez, "Bilingual Education," accessed December
15, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/khb02.
Vega, José E. Education, Politics, and Bilingualism in Texas. Washington, D. C.: University Press of
America, Inc., 1983.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection materials were donated to Special Collections by Dr. José E. Vega in February 2017.
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections MD Anderson Library 4333 University Drive
Dr. José E. Vega Bilingual Education Recordings. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/454 Accessed March 05, 2021.
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