ERIC Number: ED063700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Innovation in Special Education: Title III, ESEA.
Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Reports on 10 model programs in the education of handicapped children are directed at a definition of innovation in the educational realm, what people and what means are being used to achieve innovation in the education of handicapped children, and what ways additional people can be innovative. First described is Operation Challenge, a program of therapy for handicapped children with emphasis on the learning disabled child. A comprehensive physical education program for the severely physically handicapped is described, followed by descriptions of Project Focus, which works with children who have underdeveloped skills, Project Helping Hand, an innovative special education service center for a rural area, Project Told, whose primary purpose is to provide tutoring for students diagnosed as having a language disorder, Instructional Materials Center for teaching of special education for handicapped children, and innovative approaches to the education of children with learning problems via the engineered classroom. The concluding three papers discuss the meaning of innovation as reflected by the dynamics of dyslexia classes for the perceptually handicapped, those who profit from innovation, and changing behavior patterns and attitudes toward learning at the Little Brown Building. (CB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Demonstration Programs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Programs, Educational Trends, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (HE5.235:35100, $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at a conference on Innovation in Special Education in ESEA (September 4-5, 1969)