ERIC Number: ED215549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Incidence of Exceptionality among Hispanics: Implications for Manpower Planning.
Ortiz, Alba A.; Yates, James R.
Based on Texas Education Agency data, the study examined the incidence of handicapped Hispanics with systematic implications for manpower planning. Incidence figures are analyzed in terms of trends from 1974-1979 in special education services to Hispanics, demographics, variables affecting service incidence (policy/law, litigation, lack of assessment personnel, inadequate procedures, lack of bilingual personnel, bilingual education, increased awareness, and manpower needs). Noted among findings are that large percentages of emotionally disturbed, auditorially handicapped, and visually handicapped students are not receiving services; there has been a decrease in level of services to Hispanics who are mentally retarded or speech handicapped; the 1980 census showed Hispanics to be the fastest growing language minority in this country; and there has been an increase in litigation and a growing trend toward malpractice suits directed at individuals participating in identification, placement, and teaching processes resulting in real damages to minority children. A five step plan for determining manpower needs is outlined and applied to project manpower needs for exceptional Hispanic students. Tables with statistical data are provided. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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