ERIC Number: ED107036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Cooperative: Exceptional Children Activities.
Wilcox, Hayes E.
The manual provides personnel of educational cooperatives (confederations of local school districts) with information to stimulate involvement in special education (SE). Four basic divisions cover the following areas: definitions and other data deemed necessary for a basic knowledge of exceptional children's education in Appalachia; suggestions for executive directors attempting to establish SE activities; information on activities suited to cooperative involvement, data on model programs, and lists of curriculum aids; and a listing of further sources of information. Guidelines concern such topics as assessment, inadequate financial support, and lack of interest and support from school personnel. The areas deemed appropriate for cooperative involvement include the position of a SE coordinator, curriculum materials evaluation, facility planning and development, development of cooperative diagnostic team and a paraprofessional staff, inservice training, parent education, a resource center, a demonstration program, and media systems. Appendixes contain a list of state offices coordinating programs for the mentally retarded, tentative totals of handicapped children in Claiborne County, references on regional SE activities, addresses of organizations in the Special Education Instructional Materials Centers/Resource Materials Centers Network, and a list of bibliographies available from The Council for Exceptional Children. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.