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Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Special Education: Teacher And Outcome Proficiency Self-Rating Form Ensuring Assessment Competency, Tyler Edward Herman Aug 2016

Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Special Education: Teacher And Outcome Proficiency Self-Rating Form Ensuring Assessment Competency, Tyler Edward Herman

Graduate Education Student Scholarship

This Master’s project investigated current research literature for prevailing prereferral and referral processes of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students to special education evaluation. To that end, this Master’s project sought to strengthen the validity of the referral process for CLD students by creating a self-rating form to guide teachers in accurately differentiating CLD students who are in need of receiving special education services from those who do not need such services. The self-rating form is founded on three competencies of multicultural teacher efficacy and requires teachers to reflect on classroom-level, team collaboration, prereferral, and referral practices. Limitations ...


Dual Language Program Meets Integrated Collaborative Teaching, Bethany Hatheway, Deborah Shea, Monica Winslow Feb 2016

Dual Language Program Meets Integrated Collaborative Teaching, Bethany Hatheway, Deborah Shea, Monica Winslow

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

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 from peer reviewed journals and early childhood education publications support the idea with data from successful dual language programs. In addition, interviews conducted with teachers and principals in current dual language programs (DLP) and integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) classrooms give practical ideas and strategies for running such programs. We also explore how such a ...