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Demographics and Cultural Diversity in the 1990s [microform] : Implications for Services to Young Children with Special Needs / Polly Edmunds and Others
Bib ID 5524273
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Edmunds, Polly
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
17 p. 
Summary

Demographic studies indicate that the United States is becoming a richer mix of cultures, and that multicultural diversity is especially reflected among young children with special educational needs. Children of color are the most rapidly increasing population group and the largest group at risk for disabilities. Black and Hispanic American children are more likely than White children to live in poverty, which makes them more vulnerable to disabling conditions and learning problems. Preschool children comprise the poorest of these at-risk minority groups. Interviews with two administrators, one parent, and one teacher from states with varied cultural groups suggest the following strategies for identifying and meeting the special needs of young minority group children: (1) target public awareness locally; (2) involve local programs in planning statewide awareness campaigns; (3) translate public awareness materials into appropriate languages and dialects; (4) involve cultural groups in planning public awareness activities; (5) develop initiatives for increasing the number of minority professionals and paraprofessionals in the early childhood field; (6) increase the number and involvement of minority group members in advisory and policymaking groups; (7) collaborate with cultural communities providing services; (8) increase trust by being a resource for cultural communities; (9) support community groups with services they identify for themselves; (10) provide services for persons of color who serve in advisory and policymaking groups; and (11) train service providers to work with families from a variety of cultures. Statistical data are presented in one table. A list of 15 references and an eight-item bibliography are included. (FMW)

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Availability: PACER Center, 4826 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417 ($3.00).

Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 300-87-0163.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Blacks.  |  Cultural Differences.  |  Demography.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Early Intervention.  |  High Risk Students.  |  Hispanic Americans.  |  Interviews.  |  Minority Group Children.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Special Needs Students.  |  Young Children.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
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