ERIC Number: ED204919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
The Young Black Exceptional Child: Providing Programs and Services.
Jackson, Elouise, Ed.
Seven author contributed chapters provide information for designing and administering an early childhood education program to Black exceptional children, taking into consideration the issues such as barriers and issues as growth in mental health problems, diversity of backgrounds, and need for successful parent participation. Chapters have the following titles and authors: "Considerations in Orchestrating an Early Childhood, Special Education Program--A Black Administrator's Perspective" (L. Fitts); "Curriculum and Instructional Strategies" (H. Hankerson); "Serving Parents and Families of Young Black Children with Special Needs" (J. Bickerstaff); "Personnel Development" (J. Birckhead, B. Coppock, Jr.); "Issues in Assessment" (L. Olion); "Mental Health Problems and the Black Child--Issues of Incidence, Treatment and Prevention" (H. Myers); and "Focus for the Future" (E. Jackson). Papers are designed to present alterntives for intervening with Black children and their families, present strategies useful for Black professionals who are in leadership roles such as planning and administering early childhood programs for exceptional children, and present a synthesis of information currently being employed in addressing issues related to the Black exceptional children and his/her family. Appended are an annotated bibliography of books and background readings for and about Black children and Black Americans, and descriptive information on three resource agencies (National Black Child Development Institute, National Council for Black Family and Child Development, and Black Caucus of Special Educators). (SB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.