ERIC Number: ED203648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
IBI (Individualized Bilingual Instruction): A Validated Program Model Effective with Bilingual Handicapped Children.
McConnell, Beverly B.
The paper describes a program developed for the children of migrant farmworkers, which uses bilingual adults from these same migrant families as the primary teaching staff. The curriculum used in the teaching of academic areas and oral language in Spanish and English is described, as well as specific adaptations that would be useful in teaching low performing children. The staff training model is also reviewed along with teaching techniques useful in special education classrooms--some of which are particularly geared to the special needs of non-English speaking children. Test data are presented on a large number of children over a 7 year period showing the difference in performance by high and low ability Spanish speaking children after periods of 1, 2, or more years in the Individualized Bilingual Instruction program. Gains by both high and low ability children are both educationally and statistically significant. The author also outlines resources available for other school districts that might want to adopt part of the model. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session W-14).