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ERIC Number: ED247736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Summer School for the Handicapped: A Review of the Literature. Supplementary Report to "Special Education Mandates: A Preliminary Report."
Helmich, Edith
This report analyzes the literature on the issues involved in providing summer school services to handicapped students (3-21 years old) in Illinois. Introductory sections examine the state legislative history regarding summer school and judicial decisions from across the country on the topic. A review of the literature is presented followed by analysis of the benefits resulting from summer school programs. Positive outcomes in academic, personal, and social achievement areas are reported despite a lack of rigorous empirical evidence to support such claims. Practical issues of eligibility determination and insufficient funding sources are noted. It is recommended that eligibility guidelines be incorporated in the mandate to provide summer school for handicapped children. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois