ERIC Number: EJ816090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Evidence-Based Accommodation Decision Making at the Postsecondary Level: Review of the Evidence for Foreign Language Learning
Sparks, Richard L.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v23 n4 p180-183 Nov 2008
This article reviews empirical evidence related to college students classified as learning disabled (LD) and foreign language (FL) learning by examining whether there are differences between: (a) students classified and not classified as LD enrolled in FL courses; (b) LD students with and without IQ-achievement discrepancies and FL aptitude, proficiency, and achievement; and (c) students classified as LD who pass FL courses or receive course substitutions. Findings show that there are no cognitive and achievement differences between students classified as LD and non-LD students enrolled in FL courses or between students classified as LD who pass FL courses or receive course substitutions. Findings have shown that there are no differences in FL outcomes between students classified as LD with and without discrepancies. Research findings over several years show that classification as LD is unimportant for determining whether or not a student will exhibit FL learning problems or fail FL courses.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Second Languages, Learning Disabilities, Second Language Learning, Higher Education, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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