Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 3, you should be able to:

  • Explain how cultural and linguistic diversity is affecting U.S. classrooms.
  • Define culture, multiculturalism, multicultural education, and bilingual education.
  • Identify six instructional options for teaching students who are bilingual.
  • Summarize the issues associated with the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse learners in special education.
  • Describe the challenges confronting educators when assessing students from culturally and linguistically diverse groups.