ERIC Number: ED364092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The San Jose State University Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education Personnel Preparation Program: A Report on Thirteen Years of Experience.
The report describes the San Jose State University (California) teacher education program to prepare teachers of multicultural special education in elementary and secondary schools. It begins by describing the program's components, all related to bilingual special education teacher training: the training program itself; teacher certification; an 8-course advanced training program; distance education; intercollegiate credit transfer; multicultural training for monolingual teachers; multicultural training for teachers trained in learning disabilities; early childhood education; English-as-a-Second-Language instruction; and summer institutes. Other program information reported includes student and faculty data, a history of the program's development since 1979, program structure, courses offered, and descriptions of the bilingual/multicultural competencies emphasized, with program activities used to teach them. These include: language skills; cultural awareness and intercultural skills; non-discriminatory assessment techniques; language assessment techniques; instructional strategies; counseling, consultation, advocacy, and referral skills; and classroom management techniques. A formal program evaluation for the program's 13-year period, with recommendations, is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Counseling, Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Summer Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Univ., CA.