ERIC Number: ED372516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
[Special Education Finance] Narrative Review of the Literature.
Duenas, Ixtlac E.; And Others
This literature review on special education finance is based on computerized bibliographic searches, nominations from leading special educators, and citation searches. It is organized into four sections covering the following topics: (1) costs, (2) funding sources, (3) funding formulas for special education programs and services, and (4) fiscal implications of major trends in special education. Included under the topic of costs are the purpose for cost analysis, methodologies and models used, and cost estimate studies. The second topic, funding sources, includes descriptions of federal, state, and local allocations for special education programs and services. The third section summarizes funding formulas for special education, their associated incentives and disincentives, and criteria for evaluating various types of funding formulas. The final section focuses on the fiscal implications of emerging trends such as inclusion, the integration of special education and regular education, and coordination among federal and state categorical programs. (Contains 59 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Costs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Funding Formulas, Mathematical Formulas, Pupil Personnel Services, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Resource Allocation, Special Education, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA. Center for Special Education Finance.
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