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ERIC Number: ED209804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Striking a Balance in Educational Aid to the Handicapped: Some Thoughts on General Education and PL 94-142.
Millsap, William
A social anthropologist suggests that other decision making models besides the consensual one (which assumes that the public behaves in accordance with values and attitudes) should be adopted by education as a result of shrinking resources, and discusses approaches to making decisions resulting from P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. He suggests that planning should be oriented to multiobjective needs of each school district and determined locally rather than formed by distant bureaucratic standards. Needs assessments and cost benefit studies should be undertaken to determine the local payoff for the district, the tradeoffs available to administrators, and the degree of equity achieved to teachers and students. Charts depict steps for assessment of community development, the application of an impact assessment model to local school systems, and tradeoff planning and assessment. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act