ERIC Number: ED235609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Practice of Special Education.
Swann, Will, Ed.
Intended for use with an Open University (England) course, the book contains 27 papers on issues affecting handicapped students in special education. Topics considered include the individual and his/her relationship to the environment; the history of special education in the United Kingdom; varieties of special programs; relationships among parents, professionals, and children; special education policy factors; and research, theory, and practice. Among titles and authors are the following: "Sociological Perspectives on Mild Mental Retardation" (J. Mercer); "Physical Handicap in Children: Source of Variation" (J. Golding); "Mental Handicap: The Historical Background" (J. Ryan, F. Thomas); "The Origins of Special Education" (G. Sutherland); "Maladjustment: A History of the Category" (I. Bowman); "Young Children with Special Needs in Ordinary Schools" (M. Chazan, et al); "A Junior School Resource Area for the Visually Impaired" (S. Hegarty, K. Pocklington); "Special Provision for PH Pupils in Secondary Schools" (C. Cope, E. Anderson); "Intermediate Treatment, Special Education and the Personalization of Urban Problems" (P. Beresford, S. Croft); "Special Provision in Post-School Education" (J. Panckhurst); "Parents and Professionals" (J. Gliedman, W. Roth); "The Provision of Health Services to Handicapped Children and Their Families" (The Court Report); "Finance and Policy-Making in Special Education" (J. Lukes); "Handicap in Northern Ireland: A Special Case?" (F. Stephen); "The End of a Quiet Revolution: The United States Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1975" (A. Abeson, J. Zettel); "Street Level Bureaucrats and Institutional Innovation: Implementing Special Education Reform" (R. Weatherley, M. Lipsky); "The Role of Psychological Research in Special Education" (C. Sinha); and "Principles of Curriculum and Methods Development in Special Education (D. Power). (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, History, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Policy Formation, Special Education, Student Placement, Theories
Blackwell Press Limited, c/o Biblio Distribution Center, 81 Adams Dr., Totowa, NJ 07512 (ISBN-0-631-12879-4, hard copy; ISBN-0-631-12885-9, paperback; no price quoted).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Note: This collection forms part of the Open University Course E241: Special Needs in Education. For other components, see EC 160 462-477.