ERIC Number: ED206586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
HJR 43. SJR 2. Final Report to 1982 General Assembly.
Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.; Kentucky State Council on Teacher Education and Certification, Frankfort.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
To comply with federal and state laws mandating free and appropriate education for all handicapped children, the Kentucky General Assembly authorized the State Department of Education, the Kentucky Council on Teacher Education and Certification, and the Kentucky Council on Higher Education to study higher education programs and certification requirements for teachers of the learning disabled. This final report contains summaries of findings, a discussion of previous reports on teacher education needs, current course area requirements in ten institutions in Kentucky offering special education programs, and conclusions on providing financial assistance for the preparation of special education teachers. The committee recommends that: (1) the State Board of Education continue to determine appropriate special education teacher qualifications; (2) each teacher education institution continue to evaluate its program requirements; (3) special education teachers certified in other states continue to be recognized by comparable Kentucky certificates; (4) the ability to teach the orthopedically handicapped be removed from the requirements for the learning and behavior disorders certificate; (5) salaries of teachers of exceptional children continue to be consistent with those of regular classroom teachers; and (6) the state requirement for dual certification for learning and behavior disorders be removed, but the option for such a certificate should remain. (FG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.; Kentucky State Council on Teacher Education and Certification, Frankfort.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.