ERIC Number: ED126587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Special Service Programs in Southeast Alternative Schools.
Mueller, Mary C.; Gray-Feiss, Katherine
For the purpose of this report, special service is defined as time and attention provided by personnel external to the classroom as a supplement to classroom activities. Two categories of services emerge from this definition. First are special services designed for the high need student. Second are special services that, although they may indirectly serve high need students, are designed primarily to fill curricular or programmatic needs. A high need student is one who, because he lacks necessities basic to functioning and growth in the physical, social/emotional, or academic areas, requires additional attention and support from personnel external to the classroom. This report is based on interviews of randomly selected special services personnel. The first section describes services designed for high need students in the areas of physical needs, social/emotional needs, and academic needs. The second section describes the special services designed to fill curricular or programmatic needs in math, science, media, art, industrial arts, and community resources. The third section summarizes interviews conducted with administrators. The fourth section presents results of a teacher survey about referral situations. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Academically Handicapped, Administrators, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Individual Needs, Nontraditional Education, Physical Disabilities, Psychological Services, School Social Workers, Services, Social Services, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Southeast Alternatives Program.