ERIC Number: ED543609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1951
Reference Count: 28
School Housing for Physically Handicapped Children. Bulletin, 1951, No. 17
Mackie, Romaine P.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
School systems, as never before, are attempting to provide for physically handicapped children. Much has been accomplished, but an even larger task is still before us. Thousands of such children are not yet able to take advantage of their birthright--the opportunity for education. There are numerous reasons for this, one of which is lack of facilities in the physical plant of many school buildings. In addition to the problem of children not in school is that of other children whom schools are not serving adequately. It is, therefore, important for leaders in education to think about the kinds of buildings and classrooms which will be most suitable for children. The best time to do this planning is before the building has been constructed, but much can be done to remodel and recondition old buildings. Ideal building facilities do not always insure a good school program, but other things being equal, they contribute much toward educational opportunity. Obviously, no bulletin of this size could give an exhaustive treatment of this subject. This bulletin includes some guiding principles and suggestions and sources of information. It is hoped that this publication will be helpful to school systems planning special day schools, centers, or units in regular schools, single multigrade classes, or on the other hand for adjustments for handicapped pupils who are able, with assistance, to progress in regular classes. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, School Buildings, Student Needs, Educational Environment, Classrooms, Physical Therapy, Space Utilization, Hygiene, Sanitary Facilities, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Lighting, Chronic Illness, Speech Impairments, Hospitals
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)