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ERIC Number: ED131615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Special Education Methods for Funding Special Education: A Model for Analysis and Comparison.
Essigs, Charles; Engle, Joseph S.
Funding problems in special education are examined and a model for developing an appropriate funding nodel is described, with particular emphasis on funding special education in Arizona. In an introductory chapter, the funding problem is reviewed nationally and in the state of Arizona; and the problem is summarized into questions which involve the amount of money needed and the source of funds, the method of cost analysis to determine costs and distribution of available funds, and the selection of special education programs to be developed and funded. Reviewed in chapter 2 are the National Education Finance Project and the Report by the Management Analysis Center for the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, and proposed is a format for examining special education costs which shows the interrelationship of the three components--type of handicap, severity of handicap, and delivery method--in a three-dimensional configuration. Fiscal data relating to the growth of special education programs in Arizona are presented, changes in state funding policies are analyzed, and available statistics on expenditures for special education in the state are summarized in chapter 3. A final chapter contains a format for the determination of an appropriate funding method which follows the following sequence: (1) identification of general educational purposes, (2) development of an appropriat funding method, and (3) articulation of specific procedures attending the developed funding method. Appendixes include forms and procedures for the analysis of state special education reimbursement patterns and the analysis of special education expenditures, state regulations relating to special education budgeting for 1974-75, and a format for conputing excess cost of special education in Arizona. (SBH)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Expenditures, Financial Problems, Handicapped Children, Literature Reviews, Models, School Funds, Special Education, State Aid
Joseph S. Engle, 1541 E. Waverly, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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