ERIC Number: ED191201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Policy Options Regarding Information Supplied to Decisionmakers to Determine the Least Restrictive Environment Appropriate for Each Handicapped Child.
Higgins, Scottie; Ross, John W.
Policy issues related to the concept of least restrictive environment (LRE) as required in P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act are reviewed and alternatives considered. Relevant legislation and litigation are reviewed in Chapter I, while the evolution of educational practice is illuminated in Chapter II in such special education models as the Instructional Cascade Model. An operational definition of LRE is offered which suggests that instruction and services must also be considered with actual placement. Chapter III addresses decision making considerations regarding LRE and lists four policy options areas: curricular adaptations, methodological adaptations, behavioral adaptations, and environmental adaptations. These options are further examined in Chapter IV. A final chapter describes results of a field evaluation of the report. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Policy Research Center.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Policy Options Project Series.