ERIC Number: ED291207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Special Education: A Guide to Promising Public School Programs.
Warger, Cynthia L., Ed.; Weiner, Bluma B., Ed.
The book discusses current issues and trends in special education programming at the secondary level. An introductory chapter by Cynthia L. Warger outlines service delivery program models and the range of curriculum content options. In Chapter 2, Janet Sansone focuses on the issue of accountability in secondary education as it relates to educational rights of handicapped students and secondary special education teacher preparation. Other trends described include learning strategies training for mildly handicapped students, programming for moderate to severely handicapped students, self-mediated and peer-mediated instructional approaches, vocational assessment, computer technology, and the high dropout rate among secondary level handicapped students. Andrew S. Halpern describes characteristics of a quality program in Chapter 3, focusing on curriculum and instruction, coordination of services, transition, and documentation of planning and school outcomes. A proposed set of 55 program standards concludes the chapter. The balance of the book consists of program descriptions of 66 promising public school programs categorized as follows: total district-wide programs, resource room programs, programs for special populations, career, vocational, or transitional programs, and special schools or centers. (JW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior Modification, Computers, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Dropouts, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Special Education, Standards, Vocational Evaluation
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($20.00, $17.00 CEC member; Stock No. 322).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.