ERIC Number: ED342161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Committees in the Bilingual Special Education Program.
Raborn, Diane Torres; And Others
This paper presents an instructional strategy found to be effective in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CLDE) students. The strategy, called "Committees," involves dividing the class into small groups and assigning each group a different activity revolving around a selected theme or concept. Students rotate through each committee to have the opportunity to participate in each activity. When planning committee activities for CLDE students, input from each member of the instructional team is most important. The classroom teacher, special education teacher, bilingual or English-as-a-Second-Language specialist, and speech therapist work together as an instructional team to identify special learning needs for CLDE students. The paper outlines 10 committee planning steps, offers a committee cycle planning sheet, describes a method of using file folders to manage committee activities, presents a flow chart of instructional team planning, and provides a unit planning sheet and evaluation form. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Symposium on Culturally Diverse Exceptional Children (Albuquerque, NM, October 18-20, 1990).