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Disproportionate Participation of Students from Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in Special Education Classes and Programs [microform] : Forum To Examine Current Policy. Project FORUM. Report of a Policy Forum (Alexandria, Virginia, June 3-4, 1993)
Bib ID 5562047
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
33 p. 
Summary

A policy forum was convened on the disproportionate participation of students from ethnic and cultural minorities in special education classes and programs, to promote a constructive national dialogue. The charge to participants was to identify the issues underlying the problem of disproportionate participation of minorities and to identify strategies for promoting systemic state and federal policy alternatives and ensure equitable referral, assessment, and eligibility determination for all students. The policy forum resulted in identification of 76 issues which were arranged within eight clusters, including: cultural sensitivity and family participation; referral, assessment, and identification; preservice and inservice training; policy, regulation, and funding; diversity in schools and communities; social and community issues; marketing and public relations; and outcomes, effectiveness, and data. Twenty-five strategies were recommended, with the following themes: teacher and professional support for meeting the needs of minority students; more input from and influence of minority parents and professionals; procedures that encourage integration; elimination of arbitrary and stigmatizing labels; monitoring of state and local practices by federal government; and research needs. Appendixes contain a participants list, communications with participants, an agenda, output from the policy forum, the issues identified by participants, and the recommendations for action. (JDD)

Notes

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

Contract Number: HS92015001.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Change Strategies.  |  Cultural Differences.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Elementary School Students.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Eligibility.  |  Enrollment Influences.  |  Enrollment Rate.  |  Enrollment Trends.  |  Ethnic Groups.  |  Government Role.  |  Incidence.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Referral.  |  Secondary School Students.  |  Special Education.  |  Student Evaluation.
Form/genre Collected Works, Proceedings.
Other authors/contributors National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA
Available From ERIC 
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