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ERIC Number: ED165426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Making Language Work Better for Handicapped People and Everyone Else. A Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers.
Mullins, June
Intended for producers of educational materials, the document offers guidelines to assure that print and nonprint educational materials reflect a positive, fair, and balanced representation of persons with exceptionalities. Nine guidelines are discussed: (1) 10% of the contents should include or represent children or adults with an exceptionality; (2) there should be representation of persons with exceptionalities at all levels and in all areas of study; (3) representation of persons with exceptionalities should be accurate and free from stereotypes; (4) persons with exceptionalities should be shown in the least restrictive environment, participating in activities in a manner that will include them as a part of society; (5) in describing persons with exceptionalities, the language used should be nondiscriminatory and free from value judgments; (6) persons with and without exceptionalities should be shown interactinq in ways that are mutually beneficial; (7) materials should provide a variety of appropriate role models of persons with exceptionalities; (8) emphasis should be on uniqueness and worth of all persons, rather than on the differences between persons with and without exceptionalities; and (9) tokenism should be avoided in the representation of persons with exceptionalities. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper to be presented at the International Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (Dallas, Texas, April, 1979)