ERIC Number: ED199963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Policy Options for Insuring the Delivery of an Appropriate Education to Handicapped Children Who Are of Limited English Proficiency.
The report analyzes policy issues in the education of bilingual exceptional students. Chapter 1 provides a historical review of the question, including overviews of litigation and legislation and findings regarding the effectiveness of bilingual education. Significant issues are considered in Chapter 2, including programmatic options, removable barriers, specially designed instruction, program costs, teacher competencies, needed changes in teacher programs, and parental involvement. Current practices in the state of Massachusetts and in the Waukegan (Illinois) public schools are cited. The final chapter lists six current requirements for serving bilingual handicapped students and notes policy options (with potential positive and negative effects) for 19 aspects, including screening, bilingual advocacy, establishment of primary need, parent and community involvement, accessibility, minimum services, and inservice training. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.