ERIC Number: ED052398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Exceptional Children Conference Papers: Trends and Issues in Special Education.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
The first of six papers on trends and issues in special education focuses upon child advocacy with emphasis on exceptional children, citing research and other evidence indicating that people and agencies are abusing children both legally and illegally on an extensive scale and that special education programs and personnel are involved. The second paper, addressed to students, explains how students with the assistance of the Council for Exceptional Children, can effect change within the existing structure for the implementation of special education. The federal government's interest and role in educating the handicapped and objectives of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped are viewed by Edwin W. Martin. Also presented is information on special education in Toronto; a paper in which S. C. Ashcroft, past president of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), discusses CEC responses to the challenge of special education; and a rebuttal of criticisms of special education for the mentally retarded. (KW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.