ERIC Number: ED086235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Education of the Handicapped Child: Status, Trends, and Issues Related to Electronic Delivery.
The potential for the electronic delivery of educational services to the handicapped child is great. The handicapped comprise 10% of the student population and include a variety of smaller subgroups; less than half of these students currently receive special education. Special education is generally labor intensive and often involves a team approach and inter-district cooperation. The development of electronic systems for the delivery of instructional services to the handicapped appears to be worthwhile pursuit, for it would allow educations to design discrete units with clear behavioral objectives, to create a pace instruction to the individual's needs, permit the on-site delivery of multi-sensory messages to dispersed populations and provide educators with nearly instantaneous means of communication. A network for the production and distribution of instructional materials for the handicapped is developing under the auspices of the National Center on Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped. However, additional funding and research is still necessary, and it must be recognized that in the future special education will remain labor intensive and that the role of the electronic delivery of instruction will be defined somewhat by the nature of the individual's handicap. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Program on Application of Communication Satellites to Educational Development.