ERIC Number: ED243260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Providing Education for Behaviorally Impaired Students in Rural Areas: An Examination of Issues.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
The position paper examines issues related to serving behaviorally impaired (BI) students in rural areas. Under-identification of BI students in rural areas is noted and possible reasons (such as questions about the adequacy of existing screening procedures) are suggested. Obstacles to service delivery are pointed out, as is the need for a more total therapeutic environment outside the regular classroom for some BI students. Inadequate training for teachers of BI students is cited. Among solutions offered are special training for consulting or resource teachers in rural areas, retraining of indigenous regular class teachers to meet personnel shortages, and use of such innovative teacher education approaches as video and audio broadcasting. Responses by resource and classroom teachers, administrators, and special education faculty conclude the monograph. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Incidence, Resource Teachers, Rural Areas, Screening Tests, Teacher Education
Support System Project for Behaviorally Impaired, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68583 ($2.25, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: In: Peterson, R., Ed. and Rosell, J., Ed. Current Topics in the Education of Behaviorally Impaired Children. Lincoln, NE, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982. Chapter 7. For related documents, see EC 162 159-168.