ERIC Number: ED377690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of Support Efforts: Promoting Effective Instruction of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Student Populations.
Ward, Beatrice A.; Tikunoff, William J.
The report details the findings of a study concerning the support services needed to provide effective public school instruction for California's population of linguistically and culturally diverse students. Information was obtained from three sources: school district and intermediate agency administrators and professional personnel trainers; principal and faculty of an elementary school with an increasingly diverse population; and professional development literature. Findings, presented here are to be verified later by questionnaire survey. Four principal challenges were identified: (1) providing instruction that accommodates both similarities and differences in the needs of diverse students; (2) expanding all teachers' and administrators' insights and knowledge regarding limited-English-proficient (LEP) students' experiences and language development needs; (3) providing high school students with equal access to all academic opportunities; and (4) developing an adequately prepared teaching force. Specific recommendations for program implementation support are outlined in three areas: personnel knowledge and skill development; development of classroom instructional strategies; and use of technology. The elementary school studied is discussed as an illustration of these needs. Contains 12 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California