ERIC Number: ED266570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The School-Age Handicapped. A Statistical Profile of Special Education Students in Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States. Contractor Report.
The report presents an analysis of the size and composition of the school age handicapped population, the numbers and types of teachers providing education to them, the settings and accessibility of school facilities, and the levels of federal funding. The report notes the lack of available data on many national issues. Among major findings discussed are a growth of 15% in number of handicapped children receiving special education services from the 1976-77 to the 1982-83 school year; a dramatic growth in the number of children classified with learning disabilities; an increase of 31% in special education teachers from 1976-77 to 1981-82; the preponderance of integration in regular classes by speech impaired and learning disabled students; significant increases in school physical accessibility; an increase of 145% (adjusted for inflation) in federal grants for special education from 1977 to 1983; and higher proportions of males than females in classes for learning disabled students. (CL)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Incidence, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Special Education Teachers, Statistical Data, Student Placement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
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