ERIC Number: ED343341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Preparing Special Education and Related Services Personnel To Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children with Handicaps: Needs and Future Directions.
Ramirez, Bruce A.
This paper outlines the need to diversify the education profession at practitioner, administrative, and personnel preparation levels in order to better serve culturally and linguistically diverse children with disabilities. Needs identified include developing effective recruitment and retention programs for members of ethnic minority groups; ensuring that competencies related to culturally and linguistically diverse children with handicaps are an integral component of special education and related services preparation programs; strengthening training and leadership programs preparing ethnic minority special education and related services personnel as well as personnel serving culturally and linguistically diverse children with handicaps; and initiating research and demonstration projects to improve curriculum, competencies, and training. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Handicaps, Leadership Training, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, School Personnel, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Bullock, Lyndal M., Ed. and Simpson, Richard L., Ed. Critical Issues in Special Education: Implications for Personnel Preparation. Monograph; see EC 301 016.