ERIC Number: ED294371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Issues in Special Education: A Portrait of the Future. News Digest #9.
Murphy, James, Ed.; Simon, Rosalyn
News Digest, n9 1987
This edition of the newsletter of the National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth is intended to help special educators and human service professionals improve the availability of services to handicapped children from minority groups. The first part of the paper focuses on current trends including: (1) the increase in the number of minority children attending U.S. schools; (2) the persistence of poverty in minority communities; (3) the vulnerability of minority children to developing disabilities early in life; and (4) the placement of disproportionate numbers of minority children in special education classes. The second section makes specific suggestions for increasing the number of special education teachers from minority groups; for increasing the sensitivity of special educators to minority concerns, and for enhancing the effectiveness of outreach to minority communities. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Persons, Incidence, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Student Placement
National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
Note: For related information, see EC 202 536-539.