ERIC Number: ED197527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Needs in Bilingual Programs.
The author surveys the legal and educational developments that have focused attention on the child with limited English who also is physically handicapped or emotionally disturbed and describes some of the current methods being used to deal with this child. An historical review offers an overview of some of the critical happenings leading to present legislation and educational policies. Events from 1964 to the present are traced. A chapter on parent and community support focuses on the use of parents as paraprofessionals and the expansion of existing models for delivering mental health services to minority language communities. Basic principles which guide the design of any staff training program are examined in a third chapter: characteristics of the instructional program, characteristics of the students to be served, and the set of skills needed by instructional personnel working with the specified students in programs. One model for teacher training, the Diagnostic Special Education Personnel Preparation Program, is described. A fifth chapter considers four propositions which merit consideration in designing curriculum reflecting a multicultural multilingual society and offers descriptions of 18 bilingual special education programs including Acoma Early Intervention Project, Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children, and Comprehensive Hearing Impaired Reception Program. A final chapter considers some of the available bilingual materials. A list of references concludes the document. (SBH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), History, Instructional Materials, Legal Responsibility, Mental Health Programs, Models, Multicultural Education, Multilingual Materials, Non English Speaking, Parent Role, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Spanish Speaking, Special Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Arlington, VA.