ERIC Number: ED071222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-10
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Second Interim Report of the Broadly-Based Community Study of Exceptional Education.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Presented are recommendations of a Milwaukee public school study for the purpose of providing a meaningful, effective, and comprehensive educational program for exceptional students. Fourteen recommendations covering the broad policy of exceptional education include policies on integration into normal school programs, transportation, and early childhood education. Sixteen recommendations about staff and administration include the establishment of a coordinating council to provide overall guidance, direction, and unity for the exceptional education program. A diagnosis and evaluation system for the determination of learning needs is recommended to consist of the following three levels: multidisciplinary teams as clinical field units, a central diagnostic unit, and a policy/advisory committee. Five recommendations relating to rights and responsibilities of parents stress the value of parent involvement and recommend the establishment of an administrative and judicial appeal process. Given are 15 program recommendations about communications services, sensory motor provisions, the handling of behavior and learning disabilities, and provision for intellectual differences. Also recommended are adequate physical facilities, a change in funding procedure, and increased inservice training. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin