Working with culturally diverse learners with special needs in STEM


Several trends emerge from annual educational reports related to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and school settings. CLD refers to students from racial/ethnic minority groups and students from language minority groups. Many national educational initiatives currently involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). While STEM is not typically discussed as an approach to address the needs of CLD students with special needs, they are an ideal group to target for STEM instruction. This chapter will discuss the learning styles of CLD students, the importance of STEM instruction for CLD students with special needs and instructional strategies that support STEM instruction for CLD students with special needs.

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S.T.E.M. Education: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs

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