ERIC Number: ED036005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Design for a Continuum of Special Education Services Including a Proposal for a Pilot Study.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
As a means to integrate children with learning disabilities into the regular class structure of the school, a plan has been developed which would provide for specialized services in a flexible organizational pattern. A revised system of state reimbursement to the local school systems is designed to maintain children with mild handicaps in the regular classroom; techniques used for the implementation are given. The Continuum of Program Design provides seven programs which can be used according to the various needs of the teacher and the children. The design of the pilot study is given and descriptions of the specific tests, instruments, and diagnostic tools to be used are outlined. Appendices contain definitions of terms used, the parent and community education programs, data collection procedures and forms for children, teacher interviews and a survey, parent and home survey, guidelines for informal interviews, schedule for phasing-in the pilot study, cost comparisons between the present program of services and the Continuum, cost formula, a framework for a cost-effectiveness analysis of the pilot study, overall administration table, recommended research instruments, and a bibliography. (WW)
Descriptors: Administration, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Family Environment, Handicapped Children, Mainstreaming, Pilot Projects, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Proposals, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Services, Special Classes, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Tests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.