ERIC Number: ED195090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Teacher's Perception of Problems Encountered in Implementing Public Law 94-142: Two Papers.
Gold, Veronica; Burkholder, Lynn
Two papers report results of an investigation of the attitudes of public school teachers regarding two topics: the mandates of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and mainstreaming of educable mentally retarded (EMR) students into elementary classes. The first paper discusses the development and field testing of an instrument examining five areas: referral, assessment, staffing, individualized educational programs, and implementation of P.L. 94-142. Responses of 133 special education teachers are listed for 52 statements perceived as significant. The second paper summarizes responses of 673 teachers toward the role of EMR students, EMR teachers, and elementary teachers in the mainstreaming processes. No significant differences were noted between perceptions of teachers of learning disabled, EMR, and severe behavioral problem students. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session T-83). For related document, see EC 131 314.