ERIC Number: ED243264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Behaviorally Impaired Children in Nebraska: Perspectives on the Status of Services. Working Paper.
Grosenick, Judith, Ed.; Huntze, Sharon, Ed.
The paper examines issues in the delivery of educational services to behaviorally impaired children and youth in Nebraska. Separate chapters focus on five problem areas, (professionalism, continuum of services within education, continuum of services across community agencies, interagency communication, and attitudes/expectations), each with an overview of the situation and suggestions for possible solutions. The effects of lack of administrative support, systematic information sharing, and professional direction on teacher performance are explored in the chapter on professionalism. Suggestions to promote professionalism touch on inservice needs, and clarity in program goals and teacher responsibility. Among problems cited regarding a continuum of services are lack of regular education alternatives and insufficient curriclum options at the secondary level. Alternative interventions for students at the building level are recommended, as is development of a teacher assistance team. The need for coordination of services beyond school is cited, and recommendations touch upon planning and financial issues. To remedy obstacles to interagency communication and collaboration, the report suggests emphasis on uniform data collection and information sharing across agencies. In a final area of difficulty, that of attitudes and expectations, suggestions are offered for enhancing community and educator understanding of the population. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 162 159-167.