ERIC Number: ED227622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Minority Issues in the Education of Handicapped Children.
Greenwood, Charles R.; And Others
Developed as part of an inservice program to acquaint teachers with issues in the area of special education for minority students, the text outlines a series of twelve 1.5- to 2 hour sessions. Each chapter includes a list of objectives, definitions, and study and review questions. In an introductory section minority handicapped children in one urban district (Kansas City, Missouri) are described in terms of demographics, home language, and social and historical background. Eight chapters feature the following topic areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): assessment issues (discriminatory placement, screening, referral); language issues (bilingual education); learning style (cultural determinants, effective teaching formats); educational objectives and multicultural curricula (individualized educational programs, or IEP); educational and vocational barrier issues (labels, stereotypes and expectancies of teachers); school policies (exclusion and suspension, implementing the IEP and least restrictive environment); community awareness (values of cultural, ethnic, and racial groups); and staff training (teacher competencies). A directory of community resources in the Kansas City area is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ. Medical Center, Kansas City. Dept. of Special Education.; Kansas City School District, MO.
Note: For related documents, see EC 151 070-072.