ERIC Number: ED209030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Education Opportunities for Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults: The First Annual Report to the Department of the Interior.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The first annual report (1979) of the 15-member Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Advisory Committee for Exceptional Children (ACEC) reflects activities, concerns, and recommendations to the Department of the Interior for providing appropriate specialized programs and services for education of the projected 4,506 American Indian and Alaska Native exceptional children. Contents include: letter of transmittal to Department of the Interior; philosophy statement; names and addresses of ACEC members; officers and ad hoc subcommittee members; ACEC President's statement; locations, dates, and summaries of full ACEC meetings; recommendations; and ACEC review of Department of the Interior/BIA FY 1979 Annual Program Plan. Recommendations include: better information for parents; formation of a Division of Exceptional Education within the Office of Indian Education Programs; preservice/inservice training opportunities in special education for American Indians and Alaska Natives; standardized special education regulations for BIA schools. Appendices present: BIA projected December FY 1979 child count; ACEC charter; names and addresses of special education personnel; U.S. General Accounting Office report entitled, "The Bureau of Indian Affairs Is Slow in Providing Special Education Services to All Handicapped Children"; Department of the Interior response to U.S. General Accounting Office report; and Report of The Consortium for Handicapped Indian Children. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Special Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.