ERIC Number: ED193005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-4
Reference Count: 0
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is Slow in Providing Special Education Services to All Handicapped Indian Children.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Many handicapped Indian children in Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools are not receiving the benefits of special education services due to problems caused by poor leadership and a lack of emphasis on the program. Because of the late and incomplete evaluation of students, too few special education teachers have been hired, and funds that should have been used for that purpose have been spent for other purposes. The Senate and House Committees on Appropriations should restrict the Bureau's fiscal year 1980 special education funds to hiring special education teachers and specialists. In addition, the Secretary of the Interior should direct the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs to develop a plan to hire needed special education personnel as soon as possible and, further, to develop policies, guidelines, and realistic goals for the delivery of special education services to all handicapped children. The Navajo Area and Phoenix Area offices are used as examples throughout the report. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Navajo Area Office Bureau of Indian Affairs AZ; Phoenix Area Office Bureau of Indian Affairs AZ