ERIC Number: ED055373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Missouri Conference on the Categorical/Non-Categorical Issue in Special Education (Columbia, Missouri, March 22-23, 1971). Final Report.
Meyen, Edward L., Ed.
Papers presented at the conference focus on three concerns relating to heterogeneous-homogeneous student placement in special education classes: handicapped children, public schools, and teacher training programs. Child centered observations include: labeling children by their disabilities, non-categorical or non-homogeneous student placement of mildly handicapped children, establishing special education needs of children from minority groups, and relating non-categorical models to individualized instruction. School centered observations cover: developing alternatives to categorical models, preparing school staff to accept responsibility for mildly handicapped children, funding, and relating special educators to general educators. Teacher training observations consist of: providing teacher training experiences on a non-categorical basis, substituting competency based programs for structured courses, increasing early teacher trainee involvement in classroom settings, insufficient working with minority group children in current trainee programs, university funding, block funding, and certifying teachers. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.