Child Development 145 (01; 66-69) - Hembree
Controversial Issues in Child Development
Spring, 2012 


Discussion #5

Note: Reponses to these questions should be word processed, not handwritten. Discussion assignments must be turned during the class that the issue is discussed. No late assignments will be accepted. Partial credit may be assigned for attendance at discussion sessions without completion of the discussion assignment.

Use the readings on bilingual education and special education to respond to the following guiding and reflection questions.

1) According to Blanchett, how are race, culture, language, and disability related?  What role does poverty play in the equation?

2) What assumptions contribute to the overrepresentation of students of color in special education? What barriers are present in terms of access for these students?

3) Identify 4 recommendations that Blanchett makes for those wishing to advocate for students of color with disabilities in urban schools? What barriers or challenges are there for implementing these recommendations?

4) What two reasons (major drivers) does Lindsay (2007) give for the implementation of inclusion practices? What methodological challenges does the review of inclusion effectiveness present?

5) What (a) conclusions and (b) suggestions for future research does Lindsay make?

6) Describe the features of a dual immersion language programs. According to Hadi-Tassabum, what are the benefits of participation in dual immersion programs and what are the features of successful programs?

7) Provide a brief overview of the Duran et al.. study - hypothesis, data collection methods, and results. What conclusions do these authors make about the use of native language for instruction in early childhood?

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California State University, Sacramento
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Updated: January, 2012

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