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ERIC Number: EJ890593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Rethinking Literacy Development of Bilingual Students with Special Needs: Challenges, Struggles and Growth
Orelus, Pierre Wilbert; Hills, Mary D.
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n2 p136-147 2010
Literacy development of special education students is a topic that has been at the center of debates revolved around school reforms. Drawing on socio-cultural theoretical framework, this case study examines the literacy development of a special education bilingual student, Angel. A qualitative method is used to analyze texts Angel produced over the course of one academic year in order to examine in what way and to what degree he grew academically. Findings suggest that the teaching practices of Angel's teachers, his self-motivation, and support received from his family contributed to his literacy development. The authors point out the limitations of this case study and propose that the literacy development of Angel be contextually situated and analyzed to avoid possible generalization about the literacy development of all special education bilingual students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts