ERIC Number: ED294338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
American Indian Exceptional Children and Youth. An ERIC Exceptional Child Education Report.
Johnson, Marilyn J., Ed.; Ramirez, Bruce A., Ed.
The document contains summaries of papers and ensuing discussions presented at a 1985 symposium on exceptional American Indian children and youth. The opening address (by Beverly Valley, a parent and school board member) stresses the role of parents and the need for less culturally biased testing. Two papers deal with parent and family involvement: "Parent Involvement Considerations" (Roger Kroth); "American Indian Parents of Handicapped Children" (Marilyn Johnson). Two papers look at language and curriculum development: "The Influence of Locus of Control and Culture on Learning Styles of Language Minority Students" (Alba Ortiz) and "Language and Curriculum Development for American Indian Handicapped Children" (Jacqueline Walker). Personnel preparation is the subject of two papers: "Bilingual Special Education Teacher Training for American Indians" (Leonard Baca) and "American Indian Personnel Preparation in Special Education" (Anna Gajar). The final paper "Federal Policy and the Education of American Indian Exceptional Children and Youth: Current Status and Future Directions" (Bruce Ramirez) is included in its entirety. It contains data on the number of American Indian exceptional children presently being served, reviews pertinent federal policy, and identifies areas requiring further attention. (DB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Locus of Control, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Professional Education, Public Policy, Special Education, Staff Development, Teacher Education
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($8.00, $6.80 members; Publication No. B624).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.