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ERIC Number: EJ712977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Dificultades O Desabilidades De Aprendizaje?
Figueroa, Richard A.
Learning Disability Quarterly, v28 n2 p163 Spr 2005
Among the many factors associated with Latino students' educational outcomes, two stand out: culture and bilingualism. The first manifests itself in multiple national origins, traditions, and histories. These interact with American culture, producing unique sociocultural and socioeconomic outcomes. More than anything, however, what impacts Latino populations in the United States is the failure of the American educational system to meet the needs of students who manage two language systems. This article focuses on Latino children who come from homes where Spanish is spoken, who spoke Spanish as their primary language, or who speak English and Spanish. They are all designated as being "bilingual" in that, historically, the term uniquely predicts their academic underachievement in the public schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Cited: ED508343