ERIC Number: ED543937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1941
Reference Count: N/A
State Supervisory Programs for the Education of Exceptional Children. Bulletin, 1940, No. 6. Monograph No. 10
Martens, Elise H.
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
Because of the individual authority of each State for its own educational program, practices and policies differ widely among them in many respects. Yet in the midst of differences there are also common elements of development. The U. S. Office of Education, in presenting this series of monographs, has attempted to point out those common elements, to analyze the differences, and to present significant factors in State educational structure. In so doing, it accedes to the requests of a large number of correspondents who are students of State school administration and who have experienced the need for the type of material offered in this series. The report included in the present monograph deals with one of the more recent developments in State educational administration and supervision--namely, that related to the education of exceptional children. Initiated by the State through residential institutions and by local school districts to meet local needs, programs of special education for the handicapped and the gifted have steadily gained ground as essential to the complete functioning of the State's educational system. As a result, one State after another is encouraging a bureau or a division or a section in its State education department designed particularly to look after the educational interests of those who need special adjustments because of a marked deviation from normal physical, mental, or emotional condition. To describe the organization and supervisory functions and activities of such programs is the aim of this bulletin. The first part of this document presents a general survey, which chapters focused on basic legal provisions, organization of State supervisory programs, State supervisory functions and activities, State regulations and standards, and a report on a conference of State directors and supervisors of special education. Part II covers specific State programs in California, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Wyoming, Maryland, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. (Contains 3 tables and 79 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, School Administration, Residential Institutions, State Programs, State Schools, Educational Finance, School Supervision, School Districts, Surveys, State Standards, Supervisors, State Regulation, Special Needs Students
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Kentucky; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming