ERIC Number: ED156663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Teacher's Reference Guide to PL 94-142. INFOPAC No. 11.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Major provisions of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, are cited and discussed in this guide for teacher association leaders and staff. The role of local and state educational agencies in providing a free, appropriate, public education for handicapped students and methods for involving teachers, their associations, and parents in this effort are investigated. Relevant passages from Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (a civil rights law addressing, among others, the topic of education) and of PL 94-142, as well as supporting regulations for each of the Acts, are highlighted. The document is divided into four sections devoted to: (1) general provisions of PL 94-142 purpose, definition of terms, priorities, relationship between PL 94-142 and Section 504; (2) providing a free, appropriate, public education for handicapped childrenpreplacement evaluation, evaluation timeliness, individualized education programs (IEPs), placement in least restrictive environments, teacher appeals of placement, physical education for the handicapped, learning materials, school district liability for educational services; (3) special teacher concernsclass size, personnel, compliance procedures, student attitudes, elimination of physical barriers, coordination of regular and special education programs, inservice education, teacher association involvement; (4) rights of parents of handicapped children-parent participation in the IEP, independent evaluation, parental consent and notification, confidentiality of information, and procedural due process rights of parents. (MJB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Mainstreaming, Parent Role, Reference Materials, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
National Education Association Distribution Center, The Academic Building, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Identifiers: Parent Rights; Public Law 94-142; Rehabilitation Act 1973