ERIC Number: ED102747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Special Education Needs and Opportunities for the Handicapped in Marion County.
Hull, Ronald W.; DeVore, Paul W.
Described is a comprehensive special education plan for Marion County, West Virginia prepared by the technology and education department at West Virginia University. The rationale for special education in the country is discussed in terms of national and local historical developments and implications are suggested from reviews of current literature and legislation. Reported are surveys of programmatic needs in Marion County, including program evaluation and scope, and of agency cooperation needs, including major cooperating agencies as well as private agencies. Detailed in the chapter on the opportunities survey are the organizational survey components (description, procedure, analysis, and conclusions), the survey on exemplary programs, and a list of potentially cooperating organizations (such as religious and business organizations). The development of ideal and alternative plans for the handicapped is dealt with in terms of school and life stages, from detection to vocational experience. Results of the study are said to indicate the need for expanding currently sound practices in a continuum of services to include such groups as the learning disabled and the socially maladjusted. Specific recommendations for such aspects as detection, preschool instruction, and cooperative work experience are given. Included among the six appendixes are letters of cooperation and business-industry-service materials. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Board of Vocational Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Authoring Institution: Marion County Schools, Fairmont, WV.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Dept. of Technology Education.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia