ERIC Number: ED209806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Wessex Studies in Special Education.
Jackson, Robin, Ed.
Wessex Studies in Special Education, v1 1981
Ten papers focus on aspects of special education in Britain, Canada and Sweden. "The Meaning of Handicap" by J. Bicknell presents a dynamic view of handicaps and discusses the effects of others' reactions to the disabled child. M. Cooley ("A Study of Parental Response to Pre-School Provision for Handicapped Children") reviews a survey that documented widespread use of existing services. Establishment of a college course for 16 year old educationally subnormal school leavers is discussed in "A College Certificate Course for Less Able Students" by R. Case. H. Brayton discusses a similar approach in "An Assessment and Work Preparation Course for Less Able Students." E. Cronk ("Leisure and Recreation Training for the Handicapped: An Assessment of A Canadian Programme") describes a course designed to give disabled persons increased independence in leisure time decisions. H. Huddart presents "An Analysis of Vocational Education for the Handicapped in Sweden." A program designed to help the transition from school to work is described by M. Thomas in "Changing Pattern of Provision for the SSNM Leaver in the Portsmouth Area." Findings of a study conducted on the curriculum needs of slow learners are reported by B. Hancock. R. Wood ("A New Concept in Boarding Provision for the Maladjusted Pupil") describes a residential program for disturbed children. In a final paper, H. Hayhoe asserts that the inclusion of requirements for integration in the 1976 Education Bill may actually be determined for mentally handicapped people. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: King Alfred's Coll., Winchester (England).
Identifiers: Canada; Great Britain; Sweden