ERIC Number: ED197542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Policy Options Related to the Education of Migrant and Other Mobile Handicapped Students.
Barresi, Josephine G.
Policy issues concerning mobile handicapped populations are examined. Surveys of states and onsite interviews were conducted as well as a literature search. Specific difficulties facing migrant students are considered and the inadequate amount of information on other groups besides the migrants is pointed out. Mobility is discussed as a national phenomenon and issues of handicapped children within transient groups of military dependents, adjudicated and incarcerated youth, foster children, and migrants are explored. Among problems cited in assuring these populations appropriate education are inadequate child find, interstate differences in special education eligibility requirements, and residency requirements. Two programs--The Migrant Student Record Transfer System and interstate compacts--are discussed as approaches to dealing with service incontinuity and identification problems. In the final section, policy options are identified in four major areas (identification and records, programing, funding, and administration). Positive and negative effects of options and their suboptions are listed. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Handicap Identification, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Student Mobility, Transient Children
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A part of the Policy Options Project.