ERIC Number: ED256107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Language and Curriculum Development for Exceptional Bilingual Children.
Ortiz, Alba A.
Emerging issues and recent literature associated with language and curriculum development for exceptional bilingual students are discussed. Studies are cited which document student gains in achievement as a result of native language, English-as-a-second-language, or bilingual education strategies with handicapped limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. Issues explored include language choice, cultural relevance in curriculum, student involvement in the learning process, internal perceptions of control, and teacher-pupil interactions. Topics related to instructional models and teaching strategies are introduced, including second language acquisition, instrumental enrichment, educational implications of hemispheric research, and materials and media. Four service delivery models, including a bilingual special education model, are outlined. Finally, categories of instructional personnel who should be targeted for special training in bilingual special education are listed. Among conclusions cited is the need for a networking of agency efforts to meet the needs of LEP handicapped students. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Chinn, Philip C., Ed. Education of Culturally and Linguistically Different Exceptional Children. Reston, Virginia, ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children/Council for Exceptional Children, 1984. Chapter 4. For complete monograph, see EC 172 501.