ERIC Number: ED203593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
National Needs Analysis in Behavior Disorders: Adolescent Behavior Disorders.
Grosenick, Judith K.; Huntze, Sharon L.
A needs analysis approach was undertaken to examine the status of education for behavior disordered adolescents in local and state education agencies, institutions of higher education, and the Office of Special Education. Annual program plans as well as reports of program administrative reviews (monitoring compliance with P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) were analyzed, and more than 100 officials from six states were interviewed. Results are summarized for five general areas (sample findings in parentheses): definitions (there is controversy over meanings of adolescent behavior disorders, behavior disorders, and serious emotional disturbances); human resources (there are not enough teachers to fill existing vacancies for the "served" population); preservice and inservice training (there is a critical need to increase the ability to train or retrain regular educators and certified teachers in behavior disorders); service delivery (despite the largest percentage of the population served in public school classrooms, there is still a heavy reliance on private schools and other out of district placements); and such other issues as interagency agreements, related services, advocacy, services to handicapped offenders aged 18 to 24, and graduation requirements. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 132 877-878.