ERIC Number: ED210404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Special Education and the Hispanic Child. Proceedings from the Annual Colloquium on Hispanic Issues (2nd, New York, New York, February 5-6, 1981). ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series Number 74, August 1981.
Martinez, Herminio, Ed.
This collection of papers examines contemporary issues and problems in bilingual special education. The first paper, by Lizette A. Cantres, discusses Federal and State laws and regulations related to bilingual special education, with respect to litigation in the case of "Jose P." The problems of assessment of bilingual children under a monolinguistic testing system are examined in the second paper, by Rafaela E. Weffer; the author presents a study of twenty Hispanic children and explores issues raised by a review of the literature. A third paper, by Eva M. Gavillan-Torres, examines the processes for diagnosing and serving Hispanic children who are believed to be mentally retarded or to have learning disorders or speech and hearing impairments. In the fourth paper, author Rosa Maria Gil examines the relationship between cultural attitudes toward mental illness and the use of mental health services among groups of Puerto Rican mothers and their elementary school children. The final paper in the collection is by Carmen D. Ortiz and discusses the masters degree program in special education at Bank Street College of Education as a model for standards in teacher training; this paper identifies a variety of special education professionals and defines their functions and required competencies. (Author/JCD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Children, Court Litigation, Cultural Influences, Culture Fair Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Hispanic Americans, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Program Development, Spanish Speaking, Special Education, Teacher Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.