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ERIC Number: ED256108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Programs.
Baca, Leonard
The recent history of bilingual special education teacher training is discussed, and specific examples are cited of the need for cross-cultural skills which are found neither in bilingual/bicultural education nor in special education but are vital to working with culturally and linguistically different exceptional (CLDE) students. General and specific competencies for bilingual special educators are listed for the areas of instruction/curriculum, assessment and evaluation, classroom management, counseling, advocacy/public relations, and research. Characteristics of current teacher training programs are described. Five conditions are cited as being necessary to institutionalize bilingual special education as a regular part of college or university program offerings. Two model training programs are described--The Multicultural Institute for Change and the Bilingual Language Learning System (BLDS). Among recommendations are that curricula should be highly interdisciplinary, and that bilingual special education teacher competencies identified as critical by practitioners should be validated empirically before being used to design future training programs. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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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 5. For complete monograph, see EC 172 501.