ERIC Number: ED235615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs in Education (E241): A Special Curriculum? Unit 5/6.
Swann, Will; Briggs, Dennis
The booklet, one of 16 designed for use in an Open University course on the education of handicapped students in the United Kingdom, focuses on special schooling and referral. Factors affecting service provision, such as geography and external and internal pressures, are considered. Elements of programing for maladjusted students are reviewed, its curriculum criticized as restricted, and the rationale for separate schooling questioned. Modifications in the curriculum, building design, and educational equipment used are among aspects considered in separate chapters on educational services for learning disabled and physically handicapped students. A sixth chapter compares the curriculum and organizations of two institutions for severely mentally handicapped children and summarizes views on four themes: differences between normal and special curricula, influences on the curriculum, responsibilities of special and regular education, and accountability. The final unit addresses questions of referral and comments upon distortions of educational criteria. (CL)
Descriptors: Criteria, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Referral, Special Schools, Student Placement
Open University Educational Enterprises, Ltd., 12 Cofferidge Close, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1BY England (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Note: For other course components, see EC 160 461-477.