ERIC Number: ED383154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Instructional Strategies for Crosscultural Students with Special Education Needs.
Ratleff, Jana Echevarria
This training manual was developed to assist special education teachers in California who are receiving increased numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse students in their classes. It focuses on effective instructional strategies and modifications of these strategies to accommodate the culture, language level, and ability level of each student. The first section deals primarily with understanding crosscultural issues such as language and culture. It also includes a framework for the appropriate placement of culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students in special education and discussion of service delivery models. The second section addresses instructional issues relative to crosscultural special education, including components of effective instruction, language of instruction, English as a Second Language, a framework for curricular adaptation, and providing support to ethnic minority parents. The third section introduces specific instructional strategies for use with the core curriculum in the special education classroom. Strategies were selected as a result of a review of the literature and a 3-year statewide ethnographic data collection project on effective practices. (Contains 76 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Instructional Effectiveness, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Special Education, Student Placement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.; Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California