WASHINGTON, March 10—The Justice Department today submitted a proposal to carry out a ruling requiring bilingual instruction in the Texas public schools for all Mexican-American children whose ability to speak English is limited.

The proposal filed in Federal District Court in Tyler, Tex., calls for the state to use a plan developed in 1978 with a number of changes, including formation of bilingual committees to assess a student’s language proficiency.

”The thrust of our recommendations is not to foster or maintain the exclusive use of the Spanish language by Mexican-American or Hispanic children in Texas,” the Government said, ”but rather to provide an education to children whose proficiency in English is limited.”

The Government acted on a ruling in January by Federal District Judge William Justice.

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