ERIC Number: ED051617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Visually Handicapped in California Public Schools.
Misbach, Dorothy L.; Sweeney, Joan
Intended as a guide and reference for administrators and teachers responsible for the operation of special educational programs for the visually handicapped in California public schools, the document first traces the historical and philosophical development of publicly financed education for visually handicapped children in California. Definitions, methods of identification, and incidence figures are given. Described are the types of programs offered for the visually handicapped: special and regular day classes, remedial and individual instruction, mobility instruction, payment of tuition, and residential schools. Factors to be considered in establishing and operating a program, such as legal authority and provisions, evaluation and placement procedures, counseling, and orientation program, are discussed. Guidelines for the various levels of school district personnel involved in operating a program are given. Examined are the implications of the limitations of visually handicapped students for instructional planning and curriculum. The final chapter identifies some additional state services for the visually handicapped. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.