ERIC Number: ED333619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating with Culturally Diverse Parents of Exceptional Children. ERIC Digest #E497.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Teachers and other professionals providing education-related services to exceptional children from different cultural backgrounds need to be aware of unique perspectives or communication styles common to those cultures, and need to be sensitive to the different values, experiences, and beliefs about special education that may be held by members of various cultural and ethnic groups. Educators are encouraged to: (1) use language parents can understand; (2) use sensitivity in sharing space, touching, eye contact, and time ordering of interactions; (3) provide parents with information; (4) support parents as they learn how to participate in the system; and (5) encourage parental participation with their school-aged children. (Nine references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Handicaps, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Role
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests