ERIC Number: ED298709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Enhancing the Involvement of Black Parents of Adolescents with Handicaps.
The paper, originally given at a 1986 Ethnic and Multicultural Symposium, looks at ways to enhance the involvement of black parents of handicapped adolescents in their educational program. Cultural, social, and economic considerations unique to black families are considered. Improved communication, greater utilization of resources within the black community, outreach and partnership programs, and support for the development of advocacy programs are suggested as ways to enhance the involvement of black parents. Specific suggestions include the following: respect black parents; develop interpersonal relations; make a special attempt to involve black fathers; contact black fraternities and sororities; use local ministries; use peer parents and paraprofessionals; and make home visits. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Schools and the Culturally Diverse Exceptional Student: Promising Practices and Future Directions; see EC 210 633. Paper presented at the Ethnic and Multicultural Symposia (Dallas, TX, 1986).