ERIC Number: ED358615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Challenging Needs. Updated Facts and Figures.
McClellan, Jim; Schlosser, Grace
This report presents the results of surveys of school jurisdictions, Early Childhood Services (ECS) private operators, and private school personnel across Alberta, Canada. The purpose of these surveys was to consolidate information on the relative incidence rates of students with special needs receiving education programs in Alberta. The report's four sections focus on: (1) analyses of results for exceptional students in the school jurisdictions from Grades 1 to 12; (2) reports on components of Early Childhood Services that provide for exceptional children; (3) exceptional students served in private schools; and (4) comparison of results from this 1991-92 survey to those of a 1988-89 survey conducted by Alberta Education. Findings include: 11.3 percent of the student population were identified as students with special needs; over 60 percent of students with special needs were served full-time in regular classrooms; ECS private operators reported a relative incidence rate of 14.1 percent children with special needs; and private schools, excluding those whose mandate is exclusively special education, identified 6.8 percent of their enrollment as students with special needs. Appendixes provide definitions, lists of participating schools, data on interagency services, and comments from respondents. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Incidence, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Trend Analysis
Education Response Centre, 6240 - 113 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada