ERIC Number: ED263711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Montclair's Special Education Program.
The report presents findings of a parent-organized and parent-conducted evaluation of special education services in Montclair, New Jersey. Parents visited classrooms (resource rooms and self-contained classes) and interviewed staff. Findings and recommendations address the following topics: identification of children (classification by school and service); programs (class size limits and service delivery options); administrative personnel; special education faculty and staff; educational facilities (violations of state code); the issue of early identification of learning disabled students (options of retention or participation in the Basic Skills Improvement Program and reasons for resistance to early identification); the issue of labeling; the status of informing parents about their legal rights; budget information (comparison of average costs of educating handicapped students in the district with state average); and curriculum (needs for increased use of computers in the high school and for guidance counselors in secondary programs). (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Associations, Parent Role, Program Evaluation, Special Education
Montclair Association for Special Education, c/o Judith Kahan, 127 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 ($3.50 includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey