ERIC Number: ED339171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Language Minority Students with Disabilities. Exceptional Children at Risk: CEC Mini-Library.
Baca, Leonard M.; Almanza, Estella
This booklet discusses the preparation needed by schools and school personnel to meet the needs of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students with disabilities. An introductory chapter notes that LEP students are often at risk and explains the importance of programming based on the strengths of their native languages and cultures. The second chapter provides a synthesis of research in this area and is organized into the areas of prereferral, assessment, and instruction. Implications for administrators are presented in the third chapter, stressing collaboration between regular and special education in designing and implementing programs and the importance of improving prereferral services and inservice training. The last chapter looks at implications for teachers, including the importance of empowering teachers with current research information on intervention strategies and the teacher's role in facilitating the optimal cognitive and affective development of culturally and linguistically different exceptional students. Includes 81 references and a list of resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Program Administration, Program Development, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Role, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Stock No. P357: $8.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Language Minorities; Prereferral Intervention
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 774-784.