ERIC Number: ED025049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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A Condensation of a Series of Addresses Relating to the Treatment, Rehabilitation and Education for Children.
Tompkins, James R.; Allen, Adaline, Ed.
Society's priorities and the history of federal activity with emotionally disturbed children are reviewed; the new Bureau of Education for the Handicapped is discussed; and the responsibilities of its three Divisions, Research, Educational Services, and Training Programs, are given. Expenditures for emotionally disturbed children are noted with the incidence of emotional disturbance mentioned as probably 2% of the school population. Problems of training teachers and administrators in higher institutions are outlined, including the lack of doctoral levels and difficulties in getting educators to clarify commitments to the handicapped. Emerging trends and issues discussed in the area of emotional disturbance are the cooperation of clinicians and educators, two separate definitions of emotional disturbance by educators and mental health specialists, abandonment of the medical model of disease and the special class model, expansion of the regular class teacher's knowledge, educational technology, a socially-psychologically orientated education cadre, recognition of civil liberties of deprived groups, and the concern of federal and state legislatures with emotionally disturbed children. (SN)
Descriptors: Autism, Educational Attitudes, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Trends, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Incidence, National Programs, Personnel, Professional Education, Professional Training, Psychoeducational Methods, Special Classes
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.