ERIC Number: ED220971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs of Students: Essentials for State Planning.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Improvement Center.
To assist state policy makers, six papers and five brief reactions discuss the elementary and secondary educational needs and expectations of six minority groups: blacks, Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, American Indians and Native Alaskans, and Asians and Pacific Islanders. An introductory summary notes that the educational needs usually result from poverty, cultural or linguistic differences, or high geographic mobility and that the problems point to a further need for parent education and participation. Each paper explains a minority group's social or historical situation, outlines educational problems, and examines programs to assist the group. The papers include "Asian and Pacific Americans: An Educational Challenge," by Siri Vongthieres and Lawrence A. Egan; "The Educational Needs of Black Children," by Andrew Billingsley; "A Report on the Cuban Students in the Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida," by Rosa Guas Inclan; "The State of Indian Education," by Lee Antell; "A Legacy of Four Cultures: Education and the Mexican Americans," by Vicente Z. Serrano; and "Puerto Ricans and the Public Schools: A Critical Commentary," by Tony Baez. Five appendices add statistical data for several of the papers. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cubans, Cultural Differences, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mexican Americans, Migration, Minority Group Children, Non English Speaking, Pacific Americans, Parent Participation, Puerto Ricans, Student Mobility
ECS Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80295 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Improvement Center.