ERIC Number: ED060580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Exclusion of Children from School - The Unknown, Unidentified, and Untreated.
Regal, Jacob, Ed.; And Others
Children who have been excluded from school for physical, mental, or emotional handicaps or who have simply never been enrolled as a result of parental neglect or school discouragement are the focus of the discussion. Schools are charged with getting rid of undesirable pupils (truant, long-haired, or other non-conforming students) through legal and illegal exclusions or lack of followup and concern. The lack of special services is mentioned as contributing to the dropout rate and to failure. Exclusions based on age or diagnosis, harassment by physical or psychological methods, and the lack of educational resources are described. The past educational history of a child is said to be the best predictor of whether a child will be a school attender. The plight of the poor, the handicapped, and the minority groups is considered with the suggestion that professional educators should be willing to develop enough strategies so that no child will be excluded from the system. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.