ERIC Number: ED215531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-17
Reference Count: 0
Review on the Status of Special Education in Oklahoma's Public Schools and Institutions: Report to Sub-Committee on Special Education.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.
The report analyzes the status of special education in Oklahoma public schools and institutions in response to a request from the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Numbers of handicapped children served in various disability categories are given, and methods of child count are described. Funding sources are detailed, and the inadequate amount of federal aid commented upon. Also addressed are shortages of special education teachers in nonurban areas, class size levels for special education classes, problems facing school districts in transportation services (such as excessive cost of equipment required), quality control, and major areas of concern. Specific questions are answered regarding cooperative special education programs (number, administration, transportation, funding, staff workload) and regional education service centers (budget determinations, population served, contracts for services, outlook for funding). A final section addresses questions on interagency cooperation (contract development, administration, funding sources, types of services, funding duplication). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.
Note: Print is poor in parts.