ERIC Number: ED335819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Review. Action Plan.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.
This Action Plan sets out a series of recommendations designed to support and deliver an extensive network of social, medical, and educational programs and services for children with special needs in Alberta, Canada. The plan focuses on three areas: funding for services, coordination and delivery of services, and assessing outcomes and developing performance standards. For each area, background information is provided, followed by principles/guidelines, issues, and recommended actions. The plan calls for a fundamental change in the way services for special needs children are supported, as the role of schools has changed, requiring schools to deliver a variety of instructional and non-instructional services to accommodate all students. Appendices contain: (1) a description of the actual experiences of a child with a disability and his family, with a scenario describing service coordination in the future; (2) descriptions of Alberta education grants to school jurisdictions for special education, 1990-91; (3) a glossary of terms related to student outcomes; and (4) three scenarios describing the use of outcomes and standards with exceptional students. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.