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ERIC Number: ED078630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Children Conference Papers: Administration in Special Education.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Four conference papers focus on aspects of administration in special education (SE) for handicapped children. Contrasted are formal with informal organizational structure, and examined are communication lines in a special education division to point out human divergence from formal bureaucratic to actual structure, and to show how a formal change in structuring is meaningless when the actual structure is not changed (decentralization is given as an example). Parents as potential changers of children's behaviors is the theme of a paper in which the author offers a model for parental involvement through a workshop in behavioral management. In another paper, two procedures, process and product evaluation, used in evaluating exceptional children's developmental education programs, are discussed in terms of a computerized information system, formulation of evaluation design, measurement, data collecting, data analysis, and report writing. The final paper reports future trends in special education, assessed through the Council for Exceptional Children's member survey to members, who predict such major SE changes as increased integration, decategorization, individualized instruction, teacher education reform, and new programs for severely handicapped children; also noted is the survey's indication of a transition period, furing which SE teachers and administrators will need to reassess their roles, and the field will need to concentrate on financing and leadership. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International CEC Convention (51st, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1973)