ERIC Number: ED052583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Study of the Need for Educational Manpower for Handicapped Children and Youth: Part A - Phase III. Final Report.
Mintz, Raymond D.; And Others
Phase III of the Study of the Need for Educational Manpower for Handicapped Children and Youth, in demonstrating the feasibility of the Manpower Requirements Projection Model (MRPM), gathered data in the states necessary for implementation of the model. The MRPM was developed to enable state or local administrators of special education to estimate manpower needs and handicapped child population. The 50 state special education agencies were surveyed concerning the flow and utilization of special education information and their capability to utilize the model. It was found that few states had special education information systems capable of providing predictive as well as evaluative data, and in few states did data on handicapped children include all sources of education. It was concluded that, despite some obstacles to automating special education data processing, almost all states had the capability to utilize the MRPM and it could be operational in two to three annual data cycles in most cases; availability of information flow capable of providing required input was a major factor affecting implementation. Appended are extensive state data summaries (personnel data and special education enrollment) and information flow implementation and maintenance cost estimates for each state. (EC 032 847 and ED 032 849-EC 032 852 contain related information.) (KW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Operations Research, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.