ERIC Number: ED038758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Special Education: PROJECT DESIGN. Educational Needs, Fresno, 1968, Number 19.
Lerner, Joseph S.; Rothstein, Jerome H.
Educational needs in the special education program of the Fresno City Unified School District are evaluated as part of PROJECT DESIGN, funded under ESEA Title III. In the study, data collected in the school district were compared with national trends. The major conclusion is that the overall program compares favorably with national norms. More specifically, programs for the deaf and blind were rated excellent. However, programs for the partially sighted, hard of hearing, speech impaired, crippled, and educationally handicapped fell below the enrollment trends nationally. It is suggested that more thorough screening methods in these areas would raise enrollments closer to the national rates. Classroom quality is adequate in most cases, with the exception that classes for the educationally handicapped are on double session. An additional suggestion is that the staff become more involved in budget preparation and admission procedures. (LN)
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Enrollment Trends, Handicapped Children, Handicapped Students, Mild Mental Retardation, National Norms, Physical Disabilities, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Speech Handicaps
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III