ERIC Number: ED204899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Tension Among Laws: Implications for Exceptional Minority Students. Issue IV: "Social and Political Implications of Requests for Twelve Months Schooling for Minority Handicapped Students."
Marshall, Wylamerle Glover
The paper examines legislation regarding the year round school model for minority handicapped students. Problems with the 12 month model are pointed out including an emphasis on the disabling characteristics of these students, lack of opportunities to learn in the community, and high costs. In addressing the need for 12 months of schooling for minority handicapped students, it is suggested that school districts develop and implement the Child Study Team concept, conduct inservice and training programs for all support personnel, review records of borderline educable mentally retarded students, and develop pilot models whereby borderline minority students are placed into alternative education classes. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session M-24).