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ERIC Number: ED279473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Neediest of the Needy: Special Education for Migrants. Harvesting the Harvesters. Book 8.
The eighth of a series of 10 study units for a Migrant Educators' National Training OutReach (MENTOR) correspondence course examines special educational needs of gifted, physically handicapped, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabled migrant children. Designed for use in preservice or inservice teacher education, the unit stresses problems of identifying migrant students for special education and erroneous diagnoses of learning impairment resulting from language differences. It defines and discusses mainstreaming and offers a 17-item survey to help teachers determine their attitudes about mainstreaming. Excerpts from books and research reports suggest that characteristics generally regarded as handicapping, i.e., non-English language skills, should be regarded as strengths, and offer practical ways to integrate special students and to modify teaching techniques to accommodate them. Other topics discussed are dyslexia, use of computers in special education, when and how to refer a child for educational diagnosis, parental involvement, and 25 items for helping the non-coping child. A bibliography of over 60 items and a list of state offices of migrant education are included. (LFL)
Descriptors: Correspondence Study, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Dyslexia, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disadvantaged, Identification, Labeling (of Persons), Mainstreaming, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Parent Participation, Referral, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
School of Professional Studies, Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Potsdam. Coll. at Potsdam.