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ERIC Number: ED333621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Instruction for Language Minority Children with Mild Disabilities. ERIC Digest #E499.
Ruiz, Nadine T.
This digest describes a model curriculum for children from language minority groups, called the "Optimal Learning Environment Curriculum--A Resource for Teachers of Spanish Speaking Children in Learning Handicapped Programs." This bilingual special education class model is governed by the following principles: (1) take into account the student's sociocultural background and its effect on oral language, reading and writing, and second language learning; (2) take into account the student's learning handicaps and how they may affect oral language, reading, writing, and second language learning; (3) follow developmental processes in literacy acquisition; (4) locate curriculum in a meaningful context where the communicative purpose is clear and authentic; (5) connect curriculum with the students' personal experiences; (6) incorporate children's literature into reading, writing, and English-as-a-Second Language lessons; and (7) involve parents as active partners in the instruction of their children. (17 references) (JDD)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests
Note: Based on "An Optimal Learning Environment for Rosemary," by Nadeen T. Ruiz, which appeared in "Exceptional Children," Vol. 56, No. 2 (October 1989).