ERIC Number: ED243253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Minority Parents and Special Education: Advocacy, Placement, Programs.
Williams, Idola J., Ed.; Goodale, Ronda, Ed.
One of two Massachusetts reports on minority students in special education, the booklet contains eight articles focusing on the parent's role in special education decision making. The initial article discusses steps to help parents prepare for the team meeting. The effects of misplacement are noted in the next article. The following article advises parents to ask the "right" questions during the team evaluation process. A fourth article lists 58 determinants which could influence language learning and thus learning in general. The Brockton Battery, a series of assessments for bilingual students in the areas of reading readiness, learning rate and method, language abilities, and adaptive behavior, is described next. The sixth article addresses five dimensions of child development and points out the need for effective parenting in each: perceptual, psychomotor, cognitive, affective, and volitional dimensions. A minority parent training program suitable for presentation in an individualized or group format (depending in part upon cultural preferences) is described next and session content is outlined. The final article considers the role of an advocate in the special education process and a list of state agencies is provided as help in determining which agencies to choose. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA. Dept. of Student Support Services.
Note: The document is a part of the Over/Under Representation Project. For a related document, see ED 162 158.