ERIC Number: ED176451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Service Delivery Assessment. Education for the Handicapped, Regions VIII and X with I, IV, V, VI, IX.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
The report examines reasons for widely different proportions of handicapped children identified in 24 local school districts across six states and surveys the implementation of special education programs in those districts. Interviews are said to have been conducted with over 1000 persons, including students, teachers, parents, administrators, and advocacy group representatives. Among findings concerning identification of children are data collection problems, variation in diagnosis and resource availability, and delays in federal approval of state plans. The second part of the report addresses the status of special education today, with analysis of eight problems (such as inadequate resources, isolation of regular and special education, artifical and arbitrary eligibility requirements for special education, and implementation problems with individualized education plans and least restrictive environment principles). Issues briefly covered include identification of minority students, deinstitutionalization, and regular teacher education. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.