ERIC Number: ED203636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Double Jeopardy: The Plight of Minority Students in Special Education. Status Report, Number 3.
Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Boston.
The report provides an update on the status of Massachusetts' equal educational services for minority students in special education. Among progress cited is increased awareness of the problem of disproportionate placement of racial and linguistic minorities in special education. A chronological record of events occurring after the initial report on the situation in 1978 is presented. Parents and citizens are urged to take such actions as requesting copies of the school district's plans and policies. The ways in which racial and cultural bias influence decisions in special education placement are reviewed on referral, assessment, and placement phases, and eight recommendations are made. Critiques of the remedial plans developed by nine districts are offered in terms of case reviews, inservice training, programmatic alternatives, staffing, and community participation. Procedures for monitoring district compliance are discussed. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Boston.