ERIC Number: ED023244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
New Hope for the Handicapped.
Howe, Harold, II
The dedication speech of the John F. Kennedy by the United States Commissioner of Education gives two principles which guide federal efforts in providing special help for educational problems common to all regions and in setting priorities for federal investment. Five priorities for federal financial support of programs for the handicapped are discussed; research in and refinement of techniques for identification and new knowledge of handicapped children (Research and Development Centers); rapid dissemination of educational information (Instructional Materials Centers); the need fo r trained teachers of the handicapped (traineeships and fellowships); development of programs for mentally and physically handicapped culturally deprived children to reduce imbalance in quality education present in this country; and the need for a proper physical environment for special education classes and schools (a consideration of school design, classroom placement, flexibility of spatial arrangements, and special instructional materials and equipment). Greater state contribution to programs for the handicapped and the cooperation of public and private agencies are recommended. The goal of educational opportunity in this country is described as including the handicapped as well as minorities and the majority. (SN)
Descriptors: Building Design, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Programs, Financial Policy, Handicapped Children, Information Dissemination, Labor Force Development, National Programs, Poverty Programs, Program Budgeting, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Research and Development Centers, School Planning, Special Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee, March 31, 1968.