ERIC Number: ED193817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Class Sizes: A State of Policy Report.
Mack, Jean Harris; And Others
The document, nearly half of which consists of appendixes, reports on a national survey conducted by The Council for Exceptional Children to determine the current status of state requirements for special education class sizes and caseloads, and to identify the policy issues for further research. Section 1 relates the overall survey findings on the variables states appear to have used to determine class size/caseload figures, including exceptionality, grade level, severity of handicap, type of classroom/program, use of aids, and distance traveled by the itinerant teacher. Section 2 focuses on specific findings and is based upon an analysis of the data gathered for each exceptionality, including mentally retarded, hearing impaired, speech impaired, visually handicapped, emotionally disturbed, physically handicapped, multiply handicapped, learning disabled, and gifted and talented. Section 3 identifies policy issues needing additional research. Included in the appendixes are a list of state special education regulations used in the study, and analyses of state regulations regarding special education class size for 12 exceptionalities. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Note: A part of the Policy Options Project.