ERIC Number: ED199993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Culturally Diverse Exceptional Children in School.
Nazzaro, Jean N., Ed.
Five author contributed papers focus on helping teachers work more effectively with culturally diverse handicapped or gifted children and their parents. The first chapter, "Understanding Where the Students Are Coming From" by J. Nazzaro and M. Portuondo considers the need to develop a multicultural perception, barriers to parent involvement in the schools, and suggestions for facilitating parent involvement. "Special Problems of Exceptional Minority Children" (J. Nazzaro) looks at Asian Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in terms of identification of exceptionality, special problems, and values and learning style. This chapter includes a table for each minority group in which relevant characteristics of specific conditions are related to characteristics of a culture and the possible implications. A. Ortiz considers "Development and Implementation of IEP's for Exceptional Bilingual Children" in a chapter which includes sections on needed resources, special considerations for linguistically and culturally diverse students, parental participation, placement alternatives, and instructional strategies. The next chapter, "Understanding the Use of Abusive Language," by A. Sullivan defines abusive language and provides a functional analysis of nine types of profanity. The final chapter by H. Bessand-Byrd is titled "Competencies for Educating Culturally Different Exceptional Children" and identifies competencies in the areas of values, philosophy, and traditional and contemporary life styles, human growth and development, assessment, and the learning environment. (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Gifted, Individualized Education Programs, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Student Characteristics
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (Query source for price).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.