ERIC Number: ED227644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Public Law 94-142 and the Private Special Education School.
Smith, Theresa Catherine
A survey of 77 schools was conducted to investigate the effect of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) on private special education schools in 12 western states. Chapter I looks at the purpose, population, procedure, and data treatment of the study as well as defining several terms. The second chapter reviews literature pertaining to the evolution of American private and special education, the development of the private special education schools, and legislation affecting the handicapped. Chapter III makes up the bulk of the document and contains tables with statistical data, and chapter IV presents a review and discussion of the findings. Data are grouped into two broad groupings-- 1) data relative to structuring of reporting schools (such as administration, budgetary considerations, and numbers of students), and 2) Public Law 94-142 (with categories relating to impact on enrollment, financial status, school control, school staff, and future school operations). Chapter V presents results of the three personal interviews concerning the law's impact on specific special education schools. A final chapter summarizes the findings and looks at the weaknesses and heuristic qualities of the study. Appendixes include a review of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973--Section 504, a copy of the survey form, and the interview format. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University.