ERIC Number: ED416696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language Professional Development Manual for Special Education Teachers. Resource Literature.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
The collection of readings is designed to provide special education teachers in New York City (New York) public schools with information about and techniques for teaching Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) students. Articles address these topics: the demographics and trends of LEP populations; Hispanic student achievement; meeting the needs of culturally diverse exceptional students; bilingual special education; English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) in special education; disabilities and language acquisition; language-minority students and special education; language instruction for mild, moderate, and severe disabilities; behavioral diversity; empowering culturally diverse students with learning problems; misconceptions about second language learning; cooperative learning and diverse language backgrounds; portfolios and alternative assessment methods; making the reading/writing connection; sheltered English; ESL through content-area instruction; mathematics instruction; science instruction; computers for story-writing; academic achievement in a second language; multicultural activities; working with culturally diverse parents; parent involvement; why some parents don't come to school; intergenerational literacy; and the role of school paraprofessionals. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Caregivers, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.