ERIC Number: ED204885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of Exceptional Child Education Programs for Native American Youngsters.
Lazarus, Philip J.; Lavendera, Lourdes
The paper proposes a transcultural model that emphasizes the importance of handicapped Indian children acquiring skills and knowledge of their majority culture without sacrificing their cultural identity. The values and history of the Miccosukee tribe from Florida are discussed, as are the philosophy and organization of a Bureau of Indian Affairs school for Miccosukees. The guidance and counseling program in the school is described in terms of its approach to dropout prevention, vocational guidance, and interpersonal skills. The interpersonal skills of special educators are seen as more important than program content. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Miccosukee (Tribe)
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session F-26).