ERIC Number: ED065972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Handicapped: Closer to Equality.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
Sidney P. Marland, Jr., U.S. Commissioner of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, reports on progress made toward the national objective of full educational opportunity for handicapped children by the year 1980. It is explained that during 1971 the Office of Education has attempted to strengthen state, local, and federal partnership. Four national targets for fiscal year 1972 discussed are: 100,000 handicapped children in preschool programs, 250,000 children added to the special education roles, 250,000 children and young adults receiving vocational education in order that they can complete school with marketable skills, self-sufficiency, and increased self-regard, and 17,000 teachers and professional personnel receiving full or part time training needed in reaching the three previous goals. It is clarified that federal money alone cannot meet the objectives, but that federal money is meant to act as a catalyst for state and local programs. It is thought that the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government are cooperating in improving educational opportunities for handicapped children. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Identifiers: Department of Health Education and Welfare
Note: Paper presented before the 50th Anniversary Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1972