ERIC Number: EJ887064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Enhancing Scientifically-Based Research for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Ortiz, Alba A.; Yates, James R.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v11 n1 p13-23 Fall 2008
This article presents a brief overview of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) requirement that schools use instructional strategies based on scientifically-based research (SBR) to improve the academic performance of students. Controversies resulting from the definition of SBR, complexities encountered in conducting research in schools, and the dearth of research specific to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in general and special education are discussed. Recommendations follow for enhancing the availability and the quality of SBR for CLD students, including those with disabilities.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Research, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Special Education, General Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Intervention, Gifted, Public Schools
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/ddel
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001