ERIC Number: ED235610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Nature of Special Education: People, Places and Change.
Booth, Tony, Ed.; Statham, June, Ed.
The text, designed to accompany an Open University course on the education of handicapped children in the United Kingdom, presents 51 papers illustrating approaches to the integration of handicapped persons in the school and the community. The first section contains biographies covering such topics as children with multiple disabilities, deafness, Down's syndrome, and hyperactivity; families of children with severe handicaps, mental retardation, and the "double handicap" of disability and poverty; and teachers, specialists, and community workers. The second section presents views of professionals (educational psychologists, teachers), children, and adults who grew up with disabilities. The final section includes 17 papers covering influences of the setting on the life and education of handicapped people. Among settings examined are rural schools, residential schools, special schools, and transition programs. (CL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Resources, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Relationship, Family School Relationship, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Residential Schools, Special Schools, Student Placement, Teacher Attitudes
Croom Helm Ltd., c/o Biblio Distribution Center, 81 Adams Dr., Totowa, NJ 07512 ($12.00 paperback).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Note: For other course components, see EC 160 461-477.