ERIC Number: ED190268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Annual Conference for Parents of Navajo Handicapped Children (1st).
As one phase of "Strengthening Navajo Education," a Navajo Division of Education program initiated in 1976, this conference focused on the role of the parent in ensuring appropriate services for the exceptional Navajo child. The one-day meeting, attended by 132 parents from 27 communities, had the following goals: (1) to identify the issues that concern parents of a handicapped child, (2) to provide information about special education programs on the Navajo Reservation, (3) to increase parents' knowledge of legislation pertaining to special education and child development, (4) to provide specific information on Public Law 94-142 (education of all handicapped children), and (5) to facilitate agency coordination of services for the handicapped. The conference report includes the keynote address by Reginald Begaye, outlines of the workshop sessions, conference evaluations, and an overall summary of conference effectiveness. Evaluations, submitted by workshop leaders and by six individuals chosen for their educational background and involvement with special education programs on the Navajo Reservation, will guide planning of further education training activities for parents. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Conferences, Parent Education, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Rehabilitation, Reservation American Indians, Services, Special Education, Special Programs, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, AZ. Div. of Education.