ERIC Number: ED209884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Special Education in New Hampshire: A Five Year Perspective.
Crosby, Jeanie W.; Massey, Sara R.
The report describes results of a project to review the implementation of various laws, regulations, procedures, and programs for handicapped students which have evolved during the last 5 years in New Hampshire. Accomplishments since passage of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) include development of a 5 year plan for serving educationally handicapped students for each local school district and an emerging awareness of the complexity and the interrelatedness of agencies, services, laws, and funding serving handicapped students. Suggestions are offered regarding four objectives related to delivery of programs and services: obtaining an equitable distribution of quality services and programs across the state; assuring that the programs and services are resulting in increased student progress at a level sufficient for the effort expended; insuring a more cost effective delivery of programs and services; and redefining the roles of the state and the special education section in a consolidation effort. Recommendations offered include stablization of programs and funding for 2 years; redefinition of the state and special education's leadership, authority, and responsibilities; and initiation of an evaluative study of student progress and program input. Appended is a summary of the report along with a discussion guide. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Authoring Institution: New England Inst. of Education, Scarborough, ME.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; New Hampshire