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ERIC Number: ED316043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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A Survey of Bilingual Education Special Education Inservice Needs: Perceptions of Educators from a Rural State.
Miramontes, Ofelia; And Others
The issue of special education services for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students is generally discussed in relation to geographic areas with large minority populations. However, CLD students in less populated areas are also in need of special services. This study reports on a survey that was conducted to determine the perceptions of 533 administrators, special educators, and bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language teachers of the need for additional training of the special needs of CLD students. Respondents were asked to rate the degree of need for inservice training in four categories: identification and assessment, program planning and curriculum, school/community relations, and other. Results show that although groups differed in their perceptions, the need for additional training in this area is apparent. The needs were perceived most intensely by those charged directly with providing services to CLD students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Rural Areas, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: In: Garcia, Herman S. and Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez. Ethnolinguistic Issues in Education, 1988 (ED 309 002).