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ERIC Number: ED452649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Educating Exceptional Children: A Statistical Profile.
Bergert, Susan; Burnette, Jane
This document presents statistical information on children with special needs, their education, and the professionals who serve them. Graphs, tables, and charts are used to illustrate: (1) the number of children receiving special education services from 1989 to 1999; (2) the incidence of different disabilities; (3) the growth of students in the four most commonly occurring disability areas; (4) the number of children served in general education 40 percent or more of the school day; (5) the number of infants, toddlers, and young children receiving special education services; (6) conditions under which students with disabilities left school; (7) percentage of infants and toddlers served in different environments; (8) percentage of preschool children served in different educational environments; (9) racial and ethnic backgrounds of children served; (10) the cost of special education; (11) the need for certified teachers to fill special education positions; (12) annual attrition from the special education workforce; (13) women and men in special education teaching programs and their ethnic backgrounds; (14) the number and percentage of students in gifted and talented programs; (15) gifted education funding by state; and (16) federal funding of gifted education. Milestones in special education are noted and a list of resources is included. (CR)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5709; Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-620-2521; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A