ERIC Number: ED212436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Bilingual Bicultural Child and Special Education. Report of the Arizona Identification Model Task Force.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.; Southwest Regional Resource Center, Salt Lake City, UT.
This service model on special education for bilingual, bicultural handicapped children features the Arizona Task Force recommendations to local education agencies, to colleges and universities, and to human service organizations. A list of Task Force participants, introductory material, and a list of definitions are followed by information and recommendations for local education agencies; these cover: the rights of bilingual/bicultural children and their parents concerning special education services; guidelines for child-centered processes related to the provision of special education services; suggestions regarding parent and community involvement; specific preparation needed by special education paraprofessionals; special education services for children in rural/remote areas; and funding and resource necessities for implementation of Task Force recommendations. Recommendations to the Arizona Division of Special Education cover training of school personnel, services for bilingual/bicultural handicapped children in rural/remote areas, and the role of the Division of Special Education in providing needed services. Recommendation to colleges and universities concern the institutional role in meeting training needs of teachers and supportive personnel who work with special education students. Recommendations to human service organizations involve creation of school child advocate positions to protect the rights and interests of bilingual/bicultural students. Appendices contain supplementary information. (CM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Biculturalism, Bilingual Special Education, Bilingual Students, College Role, Community Involvement, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Needs, Guidelines, Human Relations, Human Services, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Rural Areas, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Rights, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.; Southwest Regional Resource Center, Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers: Arizona; Diagnostic Development Project; Task Force Approach