ERIC Number: EJ526002
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
The Importance of Meaningful Contexts in Bilingual Special Education: Moving to Whole Language.
Lopez-Reyna, Norma A.
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, v11 n2 p120-31 Spr 1996
This article examines issues in bilingual special education in the context of moving from a skills-based approach to a whole language approach. Classroom observations in a self-contained elementary classroom for students with learning disabilities revealed the role of the native language and background experiences, the teacher's role in assessing student learning, and ways of providing explicit individualized instruction. (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Methods, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Minorities, Learning Disabilities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Special Classes, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A