ERIC Number: ED214322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Problems and Issues in Educating Bilingual Handicapped Children with Implications for Teacher Education.
Gentry, Ruben; Walker, James
The paper charts problems and issues involved in serving bilingual handicapped students, and proposes a framework for educating culturally diverse children. Among issues touched upon are those of group identity vs. national unity, use of the native language vs. English, introduction of the second language into the curriculum, and teacher preparation. The authors propose a framework which takes into account cultural background, teacher characteristics and preparation, and the learning process. Implications for the Teacher Education Division (TED) of The Council for Exceptional Children include that TED should encourage further research on the topic, promote affirmative action in the employment of minority individuals, and advocate improved services for bilingual handicapped students. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Limited English Speaking
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February 18-20, 1981).