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ERIC Number: ED367076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Statistical Profile of Special Education in the United States, 1994.
Teaching Exceptional Children, v26 n3 suppl Jan 1994
This journal supplement provides graphs, tables, and narrative to summarize the current status of special education in the United States. The information is based on data from the following sources: "The 15th Annual Report to the Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act"; "The 1990 Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Survey"; "The National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students"; and "Patterns in Special Education Delivery and Cost." Information presented includes: number of students with disabilities receiving special education services by age; disabilities of students receiving special education as a percentage of all students; percentage of students receiving special education services; demographic differences between secondary youth with disabilities and the general population; special education students in the school building and other sites; special education students served in the general classroom and other service modalities; special education teachers employed and needed; personnel other than special education teachers employed and needed; school completion and school leaving; expenditures on special education; factors influencing completing or dropping out; what happens after school; and projected 1990 racial/ethnic breakdown of students receiving special education by category. (DB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Dropout Rate, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, High School Graduates, Incidence, Personnel Needs, School Demography, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.