ERIC Number: ED181660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Provisions for Special Populations in Education: A Description of Their Finance and Organization in Ontario.
Benson, Ralph; Burtnyk, Wayne
The organization and funding of exceptional students in the Ontario education system are the focus of the document. Background on the Ontario school system's organization and financial structure is related. It is explained that a major change has been to reduce the number of school boards from 4,187 in 1955 to just 200 in 1974. The average of almost $2,000 spent per student is financed through local property taxes and provincial grants. Specifics of the provisions are detailed in chapters on minority language education, multicultural education, and education of exceptional pupils detailing the history, finance, form, auditoring and monitoring procedures, criteria for eligibility, coverage, and intersectoral and intergovernmental cooperation for each category. Also discussed briefly are provisions for the education of native people, compensatory education, and special provisions for remote areas. (PHR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Boards of Education, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Handicapped Children, Organization, Organizational Development, Program Descriptions, Regional Cooperation, School Funds
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.