ERIC Number: ED231165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Education of Physically Handicapped Children in Great Britain.
Bishop, Elizabeth S.
The paper presents a brief review of the regular education system in Great Britain followed by a more indepth examination of special education for physically handicapped students. The history of special education is discussed with particular emphasis on changes since the Warnock Commission (1974-78). Services for physically handicapped students are explained to be centered in residential special schools frequently located in rural areas. Two special day schools in Conventry and London and numerous residential schools are described. Educational programs serving older physically handicapped students are noted. A final section considers five emerging issues: the education of physically handicapped children with additional handicaps, the education of preschool children, education of children in hospital schools, schools for "delicate" (special health problem) children, and recreation for the disabled. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).