ERIC Number: ED276178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Exceptional Asian Children and Youth. An ERIC Exceptional Child Education Report.
Kitano, Margie K., Ed.; Chinn, Philip C., Ed.
Intended as a means of sharing information with educators and other professionals who work with exceptional Asian American children and families, the monograph includes six papers growing out of a symposium and addressing issues related to demographics, characteristics and needs, parents and families, assessment, and curriculum and service delivery models. In the paper "Demographic Characteristics of Exceptional Asian Students," Kenyon S. Chan and Margie K. Kitano emphasize the diverse nature of cultural groups included in the term "Asian and Pacific Americans" and address demographic characteristics of these groups. Philip C. Chinn and Maximino Plata, in "Perspectives and Educational Implications of Southeast Asian Students," provide a comprehensive discussion of the unique problems of Indo-Chinese children. In "Psychoeducational Assessment of Asian Students," Brian Leung discusses issues and makes suggestions regarding the assessment of Asian children and the use of interpreters. Sam Chan, in "Parents of Exceptional Asian Children," relates culture, child rearing practices, and parent perceptions of exceptionality to methods for working with parents and families. Margie K. Kitano, in "Gifted and Talented Asian Students," examines another aspect of exceptionality and provides suggestions for working with gifted Asian and Pacific American children. In "Curriculum Development for Limited-English-Proficient Exceptional Chinese Children," Donna M. Chan addresses the development of curriculum materials for Chinese children, based on their learning and perceptual styles. (CB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Child Rearing, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Demography, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Gifted, Indochinese, Limited English Speaking, Pacific Americans, Parent Attitudes, Psychoeducational Methods, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($7.00, $5.95 members; Publication No. B620.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A collection of papers based on presentations given at a symposium (Anaheim, CA, April 12-13, 1985)