ERIC Number: ED254967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Educational Services to Handicapped Students with Limited English Proficiency: State of the Art and Future Directions. Statewide Status Study, Promising Practices, and Resource Directory. Technical Report[s]. Multicultural Education Series #1-3.
Cegelka, Patricia Thomas; Rodriguez, Ana Maria
The study was designed to develop an information base on education services to handicapped children and youth in California who are also limited in English proficiency (LEP) and to identify promising practices in their education. The first of three documents collected here is a report of the statewide questionnaire survey of a random sample of 145 school districts and 11 county offices. Data are presented on prevalence factors as well as on comparisons of districts with and without LEP handicapped students (in terms of referral, screening and assessment, staff development, educational programing, and Spanish emphasis). The second report, "Promising Practices," presents descriptions of 19 promising programs identified through nominations of individuals and agencies throughout the state. The report also discusses classification of promising practices into nine categories: (1) primary language development, (2) second language acquisition, (3) cultural considerations, (4) teaching competencies and staff development, (5) administrative interface and collaboration, (6) continuum of services, (7) nonbiased assessment, (8) curriculum and instruction, and (9) parent and community involvement. The third report, "Resource Directory," provides a listing of names and addresses of California individuals and agencies identified as being involved in the education of handicapped LEP students. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Dept. of Special Education.