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dc.contributor.authorDodson-Pringle, Angela Jacksonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:19:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:19:26Z
dc.date.issued1997-10-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11497-151345en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/29822
dc.description.abstractSince the enactment in 1975 of the Education of All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142), now renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the cost of special education services has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms (Duenas 1993). As a result, the issues such as the actual cost of special education services and the relationship of special education financing to regular education funding have become increasingly important to local, state and federal policymakers. The need for cost analysis in special education has become more important as the competition with other governmental agencies for available funds becomes more acute. As a social service, education in general and special education in particular must compete for dollars with highways, sanitation, and other services (Ysseldyke 1992). This study contributes to the need for in depth analysis of special education costs. The cost analysis method replicated in this study, called the Moche Cost Analysis of Public Education or CAPE Model, provided greater accuracy and flexibility than prior methods. The CAPE Model was used to examine and compare costs of regular elementary education, regular secondary education, elementary special education, and secondary special education. Special education costs also were compared across disability categories and service delivery environments. CAPE can be adapted easily to identify expenditures by building level and programs other than special education. CAPE calculations were completed using the LOTUS spreadsheet program.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectCost Analysis in Educationen_US
dc.subjectCostsen_US
dc.subjectSpecial Educationen_US
dc.titleA Comparison of the Cost Analysis of Three Years of Special Education Costs in Danville, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Administrationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSalmon, Richard G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCarlton, Patrick W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoche, Joanneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEarthman, Glen I.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11497-151345/en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-10-14en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-12-16
dc.date.adate1997-12-16en_US


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