ERIC Number: EJ511760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Social Construction of Ability and Disability: II. Optimal and At-Risk Lessons in a Bilingual Special Education Classroom.
Ruiz, Nadeen T.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v28 n8 p491-502 Oct 1995
Bilingual students' language and literacy skills were compared across three classroom events (varying in degree of formality) in a special classroom for students with language learning disabilities. Results showed that certain contextual features (usually holistic-constructivist in nature) were associated with enhanced student performance, whereas others (often with reductionist features) led to communicative breakdowns. (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Communication Skills, Constructivism (Learning), Context Effect, Educational Methods, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Learning Disabilities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Performance Factors, Special Classes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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IES Cited: ED508343