ERIC Number: ED212153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnosing the Learning Styles of Bilingual Students and Prescribing Appropriate Instruction.
Spiridakis, John N.
The precise nature of learning styles has not yet been articulated by research; there are, however, several models and techniques to identify learning styles that appear to be especially suited for use by the bilingual classroom teacher. Three such models are presented: the Field-Dependence/Independence Model, the Educational Cognitive Style Model, and the Dunn learning style model. Three instruments are discussed that intend to measure some aspect of learning style and that appear to be most appropriate for use by the bilingual teacher. These instruments are: (1) the Educational Cognitive Style profile which can help to gather and analyze student characteristics related to academic, social, cultural and linguistic factors; (2) the Learning Style Inventory, a comprehensive diagnostic tool; and (3) The Field-Sensitive/Field Independent Behavior Observation Instruments which were developed to diagnose the Mexican American child's preferred cognitive style. Several tables clarifying the models discussed are included. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Learning Modalities, Psychological Testing, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: Field Sensitive Field Independ Behav Observ Instru; Learning Style Inventory
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.