ERIC Number: ED434461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reforzando a los Alumnos Diversos Culturalmente y Linguisticamente con Aprendizaje. Traduccion de ERIC EC Digest #E500. (Empowering Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Learning Problems). Translation of ERIC EC Digest #E500.
This digest describes ways in which professionals who work with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can create an educational climate that accepts and respects the language and culture of its students and empowers them to feel confident enough to risk getting involved in the learning process. Methods of creating such an educational climate include: (1) incorporating minority students' language and culture into the school program; (2) encouraging minority community participation as an integral component of children's education; (3) allowing students to become active generators of their own knowledge; and (4) using an advocacy orientation in the assessment process. (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Language Impairments, Learning Problems, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Spanish Speaking, Student Empowerment, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free). For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Note: Translated by Angela Hartmann, for English version see ED 333 622.