ERIC Number: ED390265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Tikunoff, William J.; Ward, Beatrice A.
This guide outlines for teachers the principles and practices of the use of workstations for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse pupil populations. Workstations can provide practitioners with information concerning appropriate learning methods and environments for this population and allow examination of different instructional techniques, including multimedia approaches. The report describes a workstation project involving eight classroom teachers, a principal, a chapter 1 resource teacher, and a consultant to identify curriculum areas of greatest difficulty for non- and limited-English-proficient (NEP and LEP) students. Instructional strategies that work best in multicultural contexts and classroom interactions that represent effective instructional practice are also examined. Two prototype modules for training teachers in the use of workstations are outlined. The first focuses on the monitoring of student learning and the use of writing as a vehicle for developing language and other academic skills. The second addresses the use of cooperative learning groups, use of multiple instructional techniques, and checking content of instruction for words and phrases that may not be familiar to or may be misinterpreted by NEP and LEP students. Contains 17 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Modules, Limited English Speaking, Multimedia Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Workstations
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.