ERIC Number: ED166784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Political Issues in the Expansion of Educational Services for the Exceptional Child.
Westhead, Eleanore C.; Carriker, William R.
Since 1957 and the first federal funding for the handicapped, concern for the needs of exceptional students has grown. Programs and media have been developed, culminating in the passage of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in the Education of All the Handicapped Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-142). Many political issues surrounding these bills have emerged, and many questions are yet unanswered. The "appropriate education" that must be provided for exceptional children must be defined, and it must be decided who is to determine what education is appropriate. Another question to be answered is at what age handicapped students ought to begin and end their education. It is still unknown whether needed resources can or will be marshalled. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Students, Learning Disabilities, Political Issues, Resource Allocation, Student Costs
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280