ERIC Number: ED112608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana Study of Special Education Needs and Programs; Phase 1 Report. Volume 1.
La Porte Community School Corp., IN.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Summarized are data gathered during phase 1 of a state survey of administrators, funded under Title III, to determine the number of handicapped children receiving or in need of special education services in Indiana. The following are among survey results highlighted in the first chapter: 19,061 pupils were estimated by public school principals to need placement in appropriate special education programs; approximately 82,815 exceptional students were estimated to be receiving special services during 1973-74; and respondent principals viewed lack of parental cooperation, labeling of students, time lag between formal referral and final placement, and inadequate special education facilities and personnel as major problem areas in providing needed services. Presented in chapters 2 and 3 are a detailed description of survey methods and an analysis and summary of the data gathered. Discussed in an addendum are reasons underlying different estimates of prevalence among children with various exceptionalities. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: La Porte Community School Corp., IN.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III