ERIC Number: ED256103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Education of Culturally and Linguistically Different Exceptional Children.
Chinn, Philip C., Ed.
Five papers address factors in the education of children with cultural or linguistic differences. N. Dew documents the prevalence of exceptional bilingual children, analyzes trends, and recommends future data collection and monitoring efforts in "The Exceptional Bilingual Child: Demography." E. Vasquez Nutall et al present "A Critical Look at Testing and Evaluation from a Cross-Cultural Perspective," in which attempts to eliminate or reduce test bias are reviewed and alternatives to cross-cultural approaches are offered. R. Rueda summarizes ongoing research in "Cognitive Development and Learning in Mildly Handicapped Bilingual Children," noting work in the relationship between language and cognition in such children and in the acquisition of literacy by them. In "Language and Curriculum Development for Exceptional Bilingual Children," A. Ortiz reviews literature which holds promise in developing practice and policy. L. Baca concludes with a history of past and a summary of current teacher training programs in the field. (CL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Demography, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Language Acquisition, Limited English Speaking, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Testing Problems
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (Publication No. P292, $8.00 nonmember; $6.80 member).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For individual chapters, see EC 172 502-506.