ERIC Number: ED215548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Public Law 94-142, Another Imperfect Panacea for American Educators.
Roubinek, Darrell L.; And Others
The report cites research on educators' knowledge and understanding of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), the ability of a typical school staff to implement P.L. 94-142, and elements restrictive to providing the instructional program. Noted among findings were the following: although a student provided with special education services was passing in all subject areas, the amount of time needed to provide a least restrictive, most appropriate education environment was questioned; that a majority of teachers in a survey indicated that educable mentally retarded students did not benefit academically from mainstreaming; that one-third of elementary and secondary teachers from one survey had no knowledge of readability formulas; that school administrators viewed the grading system to be a more restrictive variable than do regular classroom or special teachers; and that high on the list of restrictive variables are family factors, children's views of themselves, large classes, negative peer pressure, inflexible grade level standards, and using the same textbook for all students in a class. Appended are tables with statistical data and a sample "opinionnaire." (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Print is marginal in parts. Study presented at the Annual Convention of the College Reading Association Convention (25th, Louisville, KY, October 29-31, 1981).