ERIC Number: ED215544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Educational Provisions for Emotionally Disturbed Children in British Columbia: A Status Report.
To determine the extent of expansion of services to emotionally disturbed children in British Columbia, questionnaire responses from 68 administrative officials were compared to responses from the original 1969 study. Among the 42 areas investigated were the following: existence of policy regarding education of emotonally disturbed children, definition, student assessment, personnel, support services, special classes, teaching methods, liaison between school and other agencies, financing, and students at the Learning Assistance Centre. Recommendations from 1969 were reviewed in light of the 1981 findings. Cited among charges were that more school districts in 1981 addressed themselves to establishing policy guidelines, there is a significant increase in supervisors of special education, over one third of the classes use behavioral methods of teaching in 1981, and more school districts assume financial responsibility for students placed in treatment centers. Appended materials, which make up one-half the document, include procedures for identification of students with special needs, policy for programs for emotionally disturbed children, descriptions of 12 programs, and a copy of the questionnaire and letter sent to each school district. (SB)
Descriptors: Autism, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Program Descriptions, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, Suite 400, 515 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4A8 ($13.30).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: British Columbia
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