Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 3, you should be able to:

3.1 Explain how cultural and linguistic diversity is affecting U.S. classrooms.

3.2 Define culture, multiculturalism, multicultural education, and bilingual education.

3.3 Identify six instructional options for teaching students who are bilingual.

3.4 Summarize the issues associated with the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse learners in special education.

3.5 Describe the challenges confronting educators when assessing students from culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

3.6 Discuss instructional strategies for students with exceptionalities who are culturally and linguistically diverse.