ERIC Number: ED308686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Delivering Special Education: Statistics and Trends. ERIC Digest #463.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
The digest presents recent statistics regarding educational services for handicapped children, including data on who is being served, how that population is changing, and what trends are affecting special education today. The report answers the following questions: how are handicapped children defined for purposes of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975? What handicapping conditions are being served? Where are these students receiving their special education (regular classes, resource rooms, special classes, special schools, or hospital/homebound environments)? How many teachers are needed? What students with handicaps are dropping out? The last section identifies two major trends in special education today--the provision of services to young children with handicaps, and more training in vocational skills as well as programs to assist in the transition from school to community life. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Dropouts, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Incidence, Student Characteristics
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00 each, minimum order of 5).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Numerical/Quantitative Data; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act