ERIC Number: ED196224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Policies for American Indian and Alaska Native Exceptional Students: A Development and Resource Guide.
Ramirez, Bruce A.; Hockenberry, Cathe McCall
The policy statements and options contained in the guide are designed to assist state, Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribal or Indian community controlled and cooperative local education units in developing special education administrative policies and procedures for the education of Indian and Alaskan native exceptional students. The guide is divided into four main sections covering policies and resources for the development and implementation of special education and related services. Section I on service delivery contains information on population, child identification, student evaluation, placement, and continuum of services. Section II addresses procedural safeguards with units on legal and administrative protections guaranteed to handicapped children and their parents in terms of due process, student records, administration of medication, school disciplinary measures, and child abuse and neglect reporting. A third section presents policy areas associated with administrative organization and jurisdiction, program management, facilities, transportation, personnel, and fiscal management. The final section provides a general overview of selcted agencies, programs and organizations concerned with the education of exceptional and/or Indian students. Some of the resources include federal/national resources (such as nongovernmental organizations conducting national programs or activities for the handicapped); state resources (such as gifted and talented consultants); and material resources. The initial three sections contain information in table form (with columns headed "Policy Statements and Options" and "Policy Development Considerations") while the final section contains resource information in outline form. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For the companion document, see ED 184 266.