ERIC Number: ED267557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
A Review of Research Affecting Educational Programming for Bilingual Handicapped Students. Executive Summary.
Del Green Associates, Washington, DC.
The report summarizes information from a review of the literature on bilingual special education. Seven topics are addressed by consultants who were directed to prepare a synthesis of the literature, develop a comprehensive annotated bibliography, and present findings and recommendations for further research at a 2-day conference. The following major areas are examined: (1) demography (general language minority population data, geographic location/residential patterns); (2) assessment (the need for an effective system to collect, analyze, and disseminate data about linguistic minority children); (3) cognitive linguistic development (significance of labeling); (4) teacher training (results of a national needs study); (5) curriculum and instructional methods (cultural relevance in curriculum, research questions related to language interventions, alternative service delivery models); (6) parent involvement, education, and training (funding of a leadership training institute for parent involvement, development of resource materials); and (7) educational policy and program development (recommended policy options). An assessment of selected state bilingual special education policies and information is followed by recommendations for continued research in bilingual special education. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Del Green Associates, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 182 075-076. Data tables contain small print.