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ERIC Number: ED284408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reaching Out: Proceedings from a Special Education Symposium on Cultural Differences and Parent Programs (Phoenix, Arizona, May 2-3, 1986).
Moore, Caroline, Ed.; And Others
The document contains ten presentations (or summaries) given at a 1986 special education symposium on cultural differences and parent programs with emphasis on the Pacific states and territories of Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Trust Territory, and Washington. Two introductory papers examined demographic changes (D. Zeller) and "cultural pluralism" versus the "melting pot" idea (L. Baca). Remaining papers focus on cultural differences and parent programs with the following cultural emphases and authors: Asian (C. Yano), Hispanic (G. Rodriguez-Eagar), Pacific--Guam (F. Limtiaco), Pacific--Samoa (T. Falealii), Native American--Southwest (T. Tafoya), Native American--Alaska (M. Ambrose), and Urban Black (P. Mullings-Franco). The presenter panel and discussion are summarized. A final summary lists 10 recommendations for reaching out to families of other cultures such as approaching each individual as an individual, knowing about the culture before approaching a family, viewing each culture as "good and working," and thinking in terms of cultural differences rather than cultural barriers. The four appendices include suggestions for replicating the symposium, a summary of the evaluation, a 37-item bibliography of multi-cultural resources, and a list of symposium participants. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.
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