ERIC Number: ED026787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: N/A
The Horace Mann Planning Project; A Design for a Comprehensive Center and Educational Program for Communicative Disorders.
Pronovost, Wilbert L.; And Others
The purpose of this project was to develop recommendations and plans for program, personnel, and facilities for a new Horace Mann Center for the Deaf as a replacement for and an expansion of the present school. The project staff's initial proposal took into account the existing background, programs, and needs of the deaf in Massachusetts. The overall recommendations at this stage of the project called for construction on the same site as a new elementary school; establishment of satellite elementary and resource secondary classes; an evaluation center; a nursery-kindergarten unit which would include parental involvement; an elementary school unit; a secondary level-adult unit; common facilities such as library, instructional material center, cafeteria, auditorium, physical education and recreational facilities, prevocational industrial arts and home economic areas; and preparation of professional personnel and research programs. Areas requiring further planning include enrollments and size of faculty, planning the adjacent elementary school, costs and funding, administrative structure, recruiting and hiring of personnel, professional training, the problems of residential facilities and non-aural systems of communication, and vocational rehabilitation of deaf adults. Appendixes and a 138-item bibliography are presented. (Author/RP)
Descriptors: Administration, Adult Education, Clinical Diagnosis, Cooperative Programs, Day Schools, Deafness, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Facility Requirements, Financial Support, Hearing Impairments, Partial Hearing, Personnel Needs, Professional Training, Program Development, Program Proposals, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.; Boston Univ., MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III