ERIC Number: ED210858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Reacting or Responding to the Special Needs of Students.
Korteweg, L. Larry
Newly passed legislation and greater assertion of rights of minority groups have made the provision of special services to meet the needs of all students, specifically the advantaged and disadvantaged, a societal expectation in Canada. Although those needing special attention for any kind and number of exceptionalities has greatly increased, the present policies and present practices, despite newly passed more enlightened legislation, are still inadequate. To remedy the errors of past and present special education practices, action needs to be taken on several fronts--the ministries, the school boards, the teacher federations, and the faculties of education. Among the developments which need to be faced are greater interagency and interfaculty cooperation, more extensive training and education in special education for all teachers, and provision and delivery of adequate support personnel and services. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress on Education (4th, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 20-23, 1981).