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Hatheway, Bethany; Shea, Deborah; Winslow, Monica – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
This article proposes combining dual language programs with integrated collaborative teaching classrooms since both English language learners and special education students use many of the same teaching strategies and because there is a growing culturally and linguistically diverse population and shortage of bilingual special educators. Literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Bilingual Education Programs, English Language Learners, Special Education
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Wang, Peishi; Woolf, Sara B. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Teachers represent the largest school impact on student learning, yet the national professional teacher workforce has been described as inadequately prepared to meet the academic, linguistic, social, and other educational needs of the majority of the nation's public school student population. Moreover, youngsters from diverse linguistic, cultural,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Special Education, Cultural Differences, Disproportionate Representation
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Brown, Julie Esparza; Ault, Phyllis Campbell – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Identifying which K-12 English Learners (ELs) should receive special education services has historically been challenging and fraught with error. Educators are commonly puzzled as to whether an EL student's academic difficulties are the result of insufficient academic English language, inappropriate instruction, or an intrinsic learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Carrasquillo, Angela; Rodríguez, Diane; Kaplan, Laura – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
This article is a summary of a longer report, completed under the direction of the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society and the doctoral program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York (CUNY) with funding provided by the New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB). It…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Differences
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Tazi, Zoila – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
School readiness has captured our attention. Across the country, policymakers, politicians, advocates, educators, and community members are forging alliances to increase children's access to the kinds of early childhood experiences that will best prepare them for success in school. At the same time, census figures indicate that the child…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students
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Ebworth, Miriam Eisenstein; Gottlieb, Jay; Gottlieb, Barbara; Goldstein, Marjorie; Bennett, Justin B. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
In this study, we compared the referrals for special education evaluation of U.S. mainland-born children with those of mostly Latino non-mainland-born children in two school systems in the Northeastern United States. The investigation focused on whether there was a significant difference between referrals for special education from each group,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Referral, Hispanic American Students, Comparative Analysis
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Zhang, Chun; Choh, Su-Je – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2010
In this paper, we review various challenges in regard to educating children with and without disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. The challenges discussed include (1) biased assessment that results in mis- or overrepresenting CLD students in special education, (2) difficulty distinguishing between disability…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Special Education, Referral, Disabilities