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Houle, Gail Ruppert – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Argues that many disabilities among children are increasingly attributable to environmental variables such as violence, poverty, toxic exposure, and family dysfunction. Notes that special education professionals have had primary responsibility for providing specialized services to disabled children and are uniquely qualified to provide resources,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Wilson, Ruth A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Discusses the health-related implications of environmental hazards for children. Argues that low-income, minority communities are disproportionately affected, thus spurring the environmental justice movement which calls for equitable dealing with hazards. Suggests that children are at the greatest physical health risk, and that educators are in a…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Health, Community Problems, Economically Disadvantaged