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ERIC Number: ED104065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Special Educator: Special Responses to Special Concerns.
Hilliard, Asa G., III
In an address delivered to the Council of Administrators of Special Education (1974), specific problems and resources for change in the education of minority and poor children are examined. The author points out the high proportion of minority and poor children in special education classes and stresses the need to change educational practice so that students with equal potential have an equal chance to grow regardless of racial differences. The root of the problem is defined as a prevalence of monolingual and monocultural educators in a multilingual and multicultural environment. Sample problems stemming from misassessment, inappropriate labeling, and inadequate teaching skills are explored, and learning patterns of Black people (such as a preference for inferential reasoning) which are not taken into account in conventional curriculum are listed. Recommendations for change include the need for mainstream professionals to consult literature on the minority perspective, and the need for leader-administrators to enlist the help of minority professionals. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Keynote Address delivered to the Council of Administrators of Special Education, International Convention (New York, New York, April 15, 1974)