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ERIC Number: EJ887238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
The Education of Exceptional Learners: Perspectives of Multicultural College Seniors
Taylor, Crystal B.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v4 n1 p59-61 Nov 2000
It is well known that laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L.101-476) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, P.L. 101-336) were established to ensure equity in educating students with special needs. But, because schools are a reflection of their communities, prejudices of some teachers, administrators, and parents toward students from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds still exist, leading to: (1) misappropriate identification of students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities; (2) parental distrusts; and (3) other problems. Recognizing these biases as roadblocks, a group of culturally diverse college seniors from Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, recently collaborated to discuss the following question, "What are your personal perspectives on your roles in effecting systematic change for equity in service delivery to exceptional individuals, as well as in empowering culturally/linguistically diverse professionals?" This brief article highlights these students' responses to this intriguing question. ["The Education of Exceptional Learners: Perspectives of Multicultural College Seniors" was written with Frank Williams, Kevin Hinds, Dorien Tenant, and Catherine Merced.]
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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