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ERIC Number: ED071223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 109
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Pedagogical Background and Evaluation for an Administrative and Functional Combination of All Danish Special Education Facilities. Fifth Edition.
Sletved, Henning
The author evaluates the educational needs of handicapped children in Denmark, discusses recent psychoeducational research pertinent to those needs, and makes recommendations for improving the division of administrative responsibility between the educational and social services departments. Research concerning the relative benefits of special class and regular class placement is discussed. Examined are programs offered by the Danish department of education (centers for special education, hospital schools, remedial schools, special classes, and observation schools) and by the Danish department of social services (programs for the hearing impaired, the visually handicapped, the motor handicapped, the mentally retarded, the speech handicapped, and handicapped kindergarten children). Also studied are cooperative projects between the education and social services departments (counseling services, itinerant teaching services). A lack of special programs for epileptic children, psychotic children, and children in foster schools is noted. Recommendations are made concerning planning for services to handicapped children in a particular Danish county, physical facilities, staff resources, experimental activities, materials, budget standards, diagnostic or observation centers, and administrative organization of services to handicapped children. The educational and social services for handicapped children in Denmark are compared to those in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. (GW)
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark