ERIC Number: ED214350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Special Education in an Overall Rehabilitation Program. Monograph Number Seven.
The monograph addresses the place of special education in the continuum of rehabilitation services with particular emphasis on special education in Denmark and the United States. New Danish laws about services for handicapped people and their implications for such aspects as normalization, decentralization, and integration are reviewed and evaluated. Planning procedures for Danish special education are noted, as are the status of preschool special education and the types of services available to parents of handicapped children. Aspects of special education school services, such as reorganization, referral, and teacher education are covered. A section on special education for adults focuses on such matters as continued education, occupational preparedness, and recreational programs. A checklist for an overall rehabilitation program is provided. The monograph concludes with five commentaries: "Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation" (D. Brolin); "Special Education in Denmark and the United States" (H. Jacoby-Blanchard); "Implementing P.L. 94-142" (P. Dvonch); "Comprehensive Programming through Local Communities" (R. Heber); and "The Interface of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services" (R. Stodden). Also included is a summary of recommendations from a 1980 conference in Washington, D.C. on "The Interface of Special Education and Rehabilitation: A Continuum of Commitment." (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
International Exchange of Information in Rehabilitation, World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., 400 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016 (Free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.