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ERIC Number: ED201136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Policy Issues for Assuring the Delivery of Continuing Education Programs for Handicapped Persons.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Policy issues concerned with the provision of continuing education programs to adult handicapped persons are examined. The current availability of only a few continuing education programs is noted, and a definition of continuing education is offered. Specific policy considerations are listed for the three areas of commonality in programing: accessibility, specially designed instruction, and cooperative community planning. Five guiding principles for policy development include: the factor that most differentiates continuing education from elementary and secondary education is the power of the individual to have decision making authority; it is important that handicapped individuals have available to them the wide range of programmatic options that are available to nonhandicapped individuals; and an administrative unit should be created at all levels to advocate and guide the development of a comprehensive program. A model of continuing education charting curricular areas against service progression is offered. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Note: A part of the Policy Options Project.