ERIC Number: ED175169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Issues in the Cost and Finance of Special Education.
Kakalik, James S.
The paper reviews issues related to the financing of special education for physically and mentally handicapped children. Considered are the following issues said to be unresolved despite improvements in special education and increases in funding: definition and prevalence of handicapped children and the nature of their service needs; service delivery arrangements; and cost, finance, and resource allocation. Implications of broad and narrow definitions of handicapped children are considered, and difficulties with prevalence and incidence figures are discussed. Problems of special education cost analysis are seen to include treatment of joint resources and joint causes and of fixed costs, and the lack of readily available and comparable data. Research on special education finance is reviewed, and funding formulas are examined. (CL)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Definitions, Financial Policy, Handicapped Children, Incidence, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation, State of the Art Reviews, Student Costs
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.