ERIC Number: ED328093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Working with Parents. Module 4. Bilingual/ESOL Special Education Collaboration and Reform Project.
This instructional module is part of a project to reform current school curricula, improve instructional services for handicapped and at-risk limited-English-proficient (LEP) and language minority students, and provide innovative leadership in higher education related to programs for LEP persons. The materials contained in the module are designed to help in training personnel to serve this population, and are intended for use by consultants providing in-service education to teachers and administrators. This module, the fourth in a series of five, addressess such issues as dealing with the importance of parent-school collaboration, understanding the attitudes and beliefs of non-English background parents (NEBP) and students, assessing the needs of NEBP families, establishing effective communication with parents in multicultural settings and developing plans for parent involvement and for strong school-community relationships. Each section contains a series of critical points to be elaborated on by the consultant, suggested activities for participant involvement, and masters for handouts or transparencies. A list of references and resource materials is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Consultants, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, On the Job Training, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For the other modules in this series, see FL 019 060-064.