ERIC Number: ED348820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Starting School Ready To Learn: National Education Goal 1 and Students with Disabilities. Brief Report 2.
National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
This brief report cites data that indicate the need for increased efforts to achieve the first of six National Education Goals proposed by the President and the Governors in 1990. The first goal states that "By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn." The grade given to goal 1 is "incomplete" because of insufficient data. Only half of all children with disabilities ages 3-5 attend preschool programs. This conclusion is based on unpublished tabulations from the Early Childhood Component of the 1991 National Household Education Survey. Services for children age 5 or younger who have special needs are being expanded yearly in view of estimated increases in numbers of children needing services. In 1990-91 approximately 400,000 children with disabilities, ages 3-5, participated in preschool special education progams and approximately 200,000 infants and toddlers, ages 0-2 years participated in early intervention programs. The report briefly outlines services available for young children with disabilities, the number of children receiving services and their geographic distribution, parent involvement, nutritional and health needs, and the need for additional information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students, Learning Readiness, Preschool Education, Public Policy, School Readiness, Student Needs
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($1).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.