ERIC Number: ED121006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Retardation: Century of Decision. Report to the President.
Nathan, Raymond, Ed.
Presented is the 1975 report of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation which examines the issues in the field and sets national guidelines for public education and prevention. Eleven chapters are included on the following topics (sample subtopics are in parentheses): issues in mental retardation (biomedical and social-psychological prevention); future projections and their implications with respect to possible governmental initiatives (integration of human service delivery); legal rights of the retarded (objectives for the attainment of citizenship status); objectives and courses of action to ensure the right of every child to be born well (health delivery system); objectives for reducing the incidence of mental retardation associated with social disadvantage (equal educational opportunity which encourages cultural differences); objectives for the attainment of humane service systems (availability of a personal representative); objectives pertaining to international cooperation for the resolution of the mental retardation problem (international assistance programs); objectives to improving public attitudes (public education to promote understanding); governmental objectives for insuring the effective use of public resources in mental retardation programs (coordinated and comprehensive planning of federal, state, and local efforts); program costs and results (advantages of continued investment in pilot and demonstration programs in early childhood education); and a chapter outline of goals, objectives, and recommendations. Case studies are provided as illustrations throughout the text. (SB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Educational Trends, Exceptional Child Education, Exceptional Child Services, Guidelines, International Programs, Mental Retardation, Prevention, Resources, Social Bias
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($3.15)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.