ERIC Number: ED214321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Concerns for Meeting the Needs of Black Handicapped Children with Implications for Teacher Education.
Walker, James E.; Gentry, Ruben
The authors propose a framework for considering ways to meet the needs of black handicapped children. The framework recognizes three aspects: cultural background (ethnic customs, parental status, socioeconomic status, societal acceptancy, and individual uniqueness); teacher preparation (personal qualities, experiences, and teacher training); and the learning process (learning areas and strategies/activities). A summary section lists implications for the Teacher Education Division (TED) of The Council for Exceptional Children, including that TED should advocate that college curricula emphasize the unique needs of black handicapped children, champion the principle of least restrictive environment, and encourage black special educators to assume leadership roles in the education of black handicapped children. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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 15-17, 1981).