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ERIC Number: ED115028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 284
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Regional Programs for Educating Low-Incidence Disabled Children in Illinois.
Quigley, Stephen P.; And Others
Key findings from an evaluative study of 16 Illinois regional programs for educating low-incidence disabled children are summarized; 12 recommendations are presented for organizing, delivering, and financing improved statewide services; and suggestions are offered for implemeting basic recommendations in comprehensive programs for aurally, visually, and orthopedically handicapped students. The recommendations and their underlying rationale are discussed in Section 1, which stresses the need to provide both legal status (in the form of intermediate school districts) for regional education programs and full state funding of special education costs; to develop comprehensive instructional programs geared to specific handicapping conditions; and to improve communication channels among the regional programs, the Illinois Office of Education, and public and private schools. Included in Section 2 are detailed evaluations of regional programs outside of Chicago, Chicago area public and private school programs, the Area Learning Resource Center-Regional Educational Media and Information Service system, and a general review of regional program financial management. Three appendixes contain information on the historical background of Illinois regional special education programs, study procedures, and 11 supplementary tables. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Survey Research Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois