ERIC Number: ED235992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory Committee for Exceptional Children. The Third Annual Report to the Department of the Interior.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Div. of Exceptional Education.
The third annual report (1981-82) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Advisory Committee for Exceptional Children contains summaries of Committee meetings, results of a survey of BIA agency and area special education coordinators regarding Committee activities, recommendations, and five appendices. Results of the survey of coordinators indicate a need for increased availability of information on Committee activities and for more contact between Committee members and BIA and school personnel, and list 24 helpful activities the Committee could undertake. Committee recommendations concern the need for Indian input into the BIA personnel development plan, public notification of Committee meetings, and advance copies of BIA proposed special education policies/procedures; the lack of finalized Department of Interior special education regulations and of a Division of Exceptional Education response to Committee recommendations on the State Plan; the impact of the federal hiring freeze on special education; the reorganization of the Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP); regional education service centers; Committee funding; tribal proposals to contract for operation of portions of the BIA special education program; handicapped children in residential facilities; and Navajo area representation. Appendices include the Committee's charter, tabulation of handicapped children receiving special education and related services and allocation of funds for 1981-82, a directory of OEIP personnel, and the form for Nominating Committee members. (MH)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Children, Conference Proceedings, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Employees, Personnel Policy, Residential Institutions, Special Education, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Div. of Exceptional Education.