ERIC Number: ED540101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1929
Reference Count: 0
Digest of Legislation for Education of Crippled Children. Bulletin, 1929, No. 5
Keesecker, Ward W.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This study is concerned with legislation for the education of crippled children. Legislation for the education of crippled adults has rapidly increased in recent years. All of the States except Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, Kentucky, Vermont, and Washington are now cooperating with the Federal Government under the terms of the national civilian vocational rehabilitation act. The national rehabilitation act is broad enough in scope to include vocational training for all persons of disability, whether congenital or caused by accident or disease. Under the rehabilitation laws of many of the States numerous crippled persons including both minors and adults receive vocational education. The first legislative enactments on this subject tended to provide for the establishment of a State institution where crippled children could be sent. The tendency of more recent legislation has been to provide education for such children by means of special classes in local districts. The table and digest presented herein illustrate how the laws reviewed vary in many respects. Some expressly mention "crippled" children; others refer to defective or disabled children. Some require and others authorize special classes. Some require and others authorize State aid, etc. For the purpose of publication the provisions have been arranged in three divisions; namely, local aid, State regulation, and State aid. The first and last divisions are subdivided according as the aid is authorized or required. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Public Education, State Policy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Education, Disabilities, State Aid, State Regulation, Federal Government, Special Classes, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Children, Adults, State Schools, Special Schools, Related Services (Special Education)
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)