ERIC Number: ED224277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Impact of the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program. Final Report.
Reaves, Juanita; Burns, James
The report provides an analysis of the impact of the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) during the past decade. Following an executive summary, Chapter 1 provides an historical overview of the HCEEP and information on previous evaluations of the program. The second chapter describes the study's work scope and methodological approach. The next chapter provides a detailed discussion of the input and output variables for the 280 HCEEP demonstration projects. The fourth chapter gives a description of a random sample of 20 HCEEP projects. Exemplary HCEEP programs whose products and practices have been approved for dissemination by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel are described in chapter 5. The final chapter presents a summary of the findings and conclusions of the study. Among 13 major findings of the study are the following: 80% of the 280 projects are continuing to serve children independent of HCEEP funding; more than 30,200 children were served in continuation projects at no cost to HCEEP; replication programs served 107,850 children; for every HCEEP dollar expended in programming, $218.37 was generated in programming for children and their families; 55% of children leaving HCEEP were placed in integrated settings with non-handicapped children; and more than 3,000 products were developed by HCEEP projects and disseminated, many through commercial publishers. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Littlejohn (Roy) Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.