ERIC Number: ED204872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Culturally Responsive Education: Where Are We, Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There?
Landurand, Patricia Medeires
The paper addresses the state of the art in the area of culturally and linguistically responsive special education as it relates to handicapped linguistic minority students. Seven realities are outlined: (1) the population of linguistically and culturally different children is growing in public schools; (2) most linguistically and culturally different students are receiving inappropriate services in regular education programs; (3) linguistic/cultural minority students in public schools have been erroneously misclassified as students needing or not needing special education services; (4) there are very few school systems that have developed and implemented a comprehensive systematic procedure for evaluating culturally and linguistically different students; (5) school systems desperately need trained bilingual/bicultural educators who represent the target population in order to provide the needed direct services; (6) all educators need professional development in order to be active participants in developing and implementing culturally responsive education; and (7) school systems at a building level need to develop and implement creative models in order to be able to diagnose, prescribe, and deliver culturally responsive educational programs to minority students. (SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Limited English Speaking
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session Th-15). Keynote presentation.