ERIC Number: ED452649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, Gifted, Graduation, Incidence, Infants, Minority Group Children, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Racial Distribution, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Statistical Data, Statistics, Student Costs, Student Placement, Tables (Data), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Toddlers, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.