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Undocumented Students with Disabilities [microform] : A State Inquiry. Final Report / Joy Markowitz
Bib ID 5578213
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Markowitz, Joy
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
17 p. 
Summary

This study attempted to identify critical issues in the provision of special education services to children of undocumented immigrants in the context of the 1982 Supreme Court decision, Plyler versus Doe, which affirmed the state's obligation to educate these children. The study developed a questionnaire which was sent to eight states having large numbers of undocumented immigrants: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. Findings are reported in the following areas: (1) state policies, guidelines, or directives (six states indicated they have no written policies or directives regarding undocumented students with disabilities); (2) offices/departments in the state education agency that address needs (no states have offices specifically designated to address the needs of this population); (3) challenges and concerns (e.g., limited English proficiency and high mobility of this population); (4) interagency support (in some states such support disregards residency status but in Florida such students and their families may be ineligible for support from service agencies); (5) educational needs specific to this population (mostly secondary to parents' fear of being identified as undocumented); (6) service delivery strategies (generally those serving a culturally and linguistically diverse student population); and (7) costs (no data were available). The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)

Notes

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

Contract Number: HS92015001.

ERIC Note: Prepared by Project FORUM.

Policymakers.

Administrators.

Practitioners.

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 Agency Cooperation.  |  Compliance (Legal)  |  Costs.  |  Court Litigation.  |  Delivery Systems.  |  Disabilities.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Eligibility.  |  Limited English Speaking.  |  Special Education.  |  Special Needs Students.  |  State Standards.  |  Surveys.  |  Undocumented Immigrants.  |  Doe v Plyler  |  Supreme Court
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA
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