ERIC Number: ED136472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Education: Changing Roles of Special Education Personnel.
Reynolds, Maynard C.
Discussed are the historical aspects of special education and some of the projections for the future, with particular emphasis on the expanding domain in which special educators are expected to serve and the changing boundary lines between special education and other aspects of education. Six major topics are covered (sample subtopics are in parentheses): historical perspective (nineteenth century residential schools), forces and trends in the 1970s (minority groups, individualism, and broadening the mainstream), future trends (some major problem areas, and some predicted organizational restructuring), changing roles of special education personnel (more local educational services for the severely and profoundly handicapped and simplified formal systems for professional standards), general outlook on field developments, and a personal statement of alternatives and preferences (the right to education principle, and legislation, and shared authority). (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Note: This paper is an edited version of one presented to UCEA in June, 1973