ERIC Number: ED060606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Education of Oregon's Sensory Impaired Youth.
Beaird, James H.; And Others
A brief review of the educational needs of deaf children and blind children precedes the results of a 4-month study of Oregon's educational facilities and programs for deaf children and blind children. The existing program, program strengths and weaknesses, and program recommendations are noted for the Oregon Board of Education (OBE), local programs, regional programs, and programs of Oregon State School for the Deaf (OSSD) and Oregon School for the Blind. The general finding was that compared to the nation, Oregon provided good educational programs for sensory impaired children, but that improved state and local coordination in administrative organization and program content would upgrade the quality of Oregon services. Recommendations are of two kinds, those requiring immediate attention and those relating to a long range comprehensive plan. Representative recommendations include changes in the inadequate OSSD instructional plant, improved information flow for OBE sensory impaired programs, fiscal saving measures, parent education, preparation of students for real expectations of society, and education of prospective mothers about the relationship between maternal diseases and sensory impairments in children. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.