ERIC Number: ED396485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Multisystem: Systematic Instructional Planning for Exceptional Bilingual Students.
Cloud, Nancy; And Others
This training package assists educators in improving the delivery of services to culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CLDE) students at the classroom level. It is based on the necessity of addressing multiple systems (e.g., the child, the family, and the school), with emphasis on mildly disabled over other levels of disability and on Hispanics over other ethnolinguistic groups because of the dominance of these groups in the CLDE population. It models innovative training approaches including video-based training segments, role playing and simulations, and use of cooperative group work. The package is organized into five modules: (1) the Preview Module, which covers characteristics of CLDE children, the role of culture, acculturation, and developmental stages of second language acquisition; (2) the Specialized Informal Assessment Module, which covers language proficiency, academic skills, and learning style/social skills; (3) the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Programming Module, which covers the learning environment, oral language programs and materials, and literacy programs and materials; (4) the Language Minority Parent Involvement Module, which covers communicating with culturally and linguistically diverse parents, educating parents about special education, and increasing minority parent involvement; and (5) the School-Based Support/Consulting for Mainstreaming Module, which covers strategies for working with paraprofessionals, consultant techniques in school settings, and decision making. (Individual modules contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Family School Relationship, Hispanic Americans, Inclusive Schools, Language Acquisition, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mild Disabilities, Parent Participation, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.
Note: Printed on colored paper.