ERIC Number: ED215554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Public Law 94-142: The Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Third Annual Report to Congress.
Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Services.
The report examines progress through the school year 1979-80 in implementing P.L. 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Stressed in the executive summary are increased services to preschool handicapped children, increased services to secondary level handicapped youth, increased services to the severely handicapped, removal of barriers impeding interagency cooperation, increased availability of trained personnel, development and implementation of formalized monitoring and due process procedures, and streamlining of procedures for reviewing of state program plans at the federal level. Following an introduction and a summary of state and local accomplishments, 10 specific aspects of the law's implementation are detailed. A section on right to education cites data on preschool programs, secondary and vocational programs, programs for severely handicapped students, programs for youth in correctional facilities, and related services. The remaining nine sections are concerned with: child identification, location, and evaluation; the individualized education program; the least restrictive environment; procedural safeguards; protection in evaluation procedures; private schools; a comprehensive system of personnel development; state education agency responsibility for all programs; and state education agency monitoring. A final section is on the Office of Special Education administration of the law with subsections on policy development, state plans, monitoring, complaint management system, technical assistance, and interagency coordination. Appendixes include a summary of studies evaluating the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and 15 tables providing statistical data. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Correctional Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Program Implementation, Severe Disabilities, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Student Rights, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Services.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act