ERIC Number: ED334743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Disability and People from Minority Backgrounds.
OSERS New in Print, v3 n4 Spr 1991
This U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) quarterly issue contains six papers describing development of services for minority individuals with disabilities. "Goals for Improving Services to Minority Individuals with Disabilities" (Robert R. Davila) discusses the need to increase high-school graduation rates, increase the sensitivity of professionals, increase the number of persons from minority groups who pursue careers in special education, and improve outreach to minority communities; the paper also describes efforts of OSERS to improve services. "Building Bridges to Employment for Minority Students with Disabilities" (Sylvia Walker) describes the Future Assets Student Talent Program (Huntsville, Alabama), the Howard University Bridges to Leadership 2000 Youth Training Program (District of Columbia), and the Systems Success Progam (Newark, New Jersey). "Vocational Rehabilitation Services for American Indians" (Elmer Guy) focuses primarily on the Navajo Vocational Rehabilitation Program. "Migrant Farm Workers in South Texas" (Delvin Sparks) describes the issues of education, unemployment, public health, vocational choice, and funding. "Special Education and Related Services to Minority Populations with Disabilities: A Continuing Role for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services" (Jane Case Williams) describes three research studies funded to examine issues in the delivery of services to students with disabilities stemming from nonstandard English, limited English proficiency, and/or nondominant cultural groups. "Effects of Using Spanish Only, Spanish and English, and English Only Cues with Students of Limited English Proficiency Who Have Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Elva Duran) describes a study designed to investigate which language cues were most effective in helping students complete various job-related tasks. (JDD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cues, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Federal Programs, Human Services, Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Minority Groups, Program Development, Program Improvement, Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation
OSERS News in Print, Room 3129, Switzer Building, 330 C St., S.W., Wshington, DC 20202-2524 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.