ERIC Number: ED360136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Special Education in Early Childhood. A Burning Issues Series Report.
San Diego County Office of Education, CA.; National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA.
The National Preschool Coordination Project's (NPCP) Interstate Coordination Committee identified problems in finding and providing special education services for preschool migrant children. They propose training for parents and migrant staff and coordination among agencies to improve services. The NPCP Subcommittee on Special Education identified the following needs: (1) improved identification of migrant students with special needs; (2) more effective placement of migrant students needing special education; (3) training of service providers; (4) appropriate practices in the delivery of services; (5) consistency in services; and (6) coordination among service providers. An essay written for parents in Spanish and English, titled "Ninos Diferentes/Different Children," encourages parents to seek services for their children and become involved in education. Also included are reprints of the following articles: (1) "Practices and Policies in the Education of Migrant Students in Special Education" (Richard A. Figueroa); (2) "The Impact of Policies for Handicapped Children on Future Early Education Policy" (James J. Gallagher); (3) "Referring Language Minority Students to Special Education" (Paula Olson); and (4) "Making Sense of Disability: Low-Income, Puerto Rican Parents' Theories of the Problem" (Beth Harry). The bibliography lists articles, ERIC resources, books and periodicals, and organizations and services. (KS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Office of Education, CA.; National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA.