ERIC Number: ED204904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Due Process and Advocacy for Black Children and Their Parents.
Coplin, Anna Mimms
The author describes the Parent Advisory Council for Exceptional Children of Baltimore City, an urban center program designed to increase active parental participation through formal and informal training which emphasizes Black student/parent rights and due process. Parents participate in a 6 week intensive training program with activities addressing the following areas: communication techniques; group development and dynamics; problem identification, analysis, and prioritizing; strategy development; action planning; management techniques; group expectancies; current educational personnel and programs; systemwide organizational structures; and group management systems. Included are papers by three parents who shared leadership responsibilities within the advisory council. Papers are titled: "School Based Exceptional Children's Parental Involvement Activities" by E. Green, "Systemwide Exceptional Children's Parental Involvement Activities" by Q. Stafford, and "Regional Exceptional Children Parental Involvement Activities" by E. Williams. In the papers, parents relate the problems and experiences of taking an active role in their handicapped children's education. Charts, tables, and forms relating to the program are provided. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Maryland (Baltimore); Parent Advisory Council for Exceptional Children
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session T-4).