ERIC Number: ED333622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Learning Problems. ERIC Digest #E500.
This digest describes ways in which professionals who work with culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities can create an educational climate that accepts and respects the language and culture of its students and empowers them to feel confident enough to risk getting involved in the learning process. Methods of creating such an educational climate include: (1) incorporating minority students' language and culture into the school program; (2) encouraging minority community participation as an integral component of children's education; (3) allowing students to become active generators of their own knowledge; and (4) using an advocacy orientation in the assessment process. (11 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Problems, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
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: Empowerment; ERIC Digests; Language Minorities
Note: Based on "A Theoretical Framework for Bilingual Special Education" by Jim Cummins (Exceptional Children, October 1989, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 111-119. EJ 399 079).