ERIC Number: ED095683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-10
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Survey of EMR Classes. Information Report to Superintendent of Public Instruction and to [California] State Board of Education.
The information report to the superintendent of public instruction and to the California Board of Education contains statistics on the representation of minority groups in programs for the mentally handicapped (MH). Noted are school districts that have a 15 percent or greater variance between the ethnic group population in the district and the number of individuals from the ethnic group assigned to special classes for the educable mentally handicapped. Data are thought to indicate that the use of a percentage factor may not be an adequate index of the need for special educational provisions among ethnic groups. It is recommended that educators remove the label "mentally handicapped" from ethnic pupils and that they provide several program options for MH pupils. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California