ERIC Number: ED216491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Local Implementation of PL 94-142: Second Year Report of a Longitudinal Study.
Wright, Anne R.; And Others
The document contains the second annual report of findings from a longitudinal study of 17 local education agencies (LEAs) on the implementation of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). An introductory section describes the content of the report and design of the study. Chapter II considers the observed changes in the special education delivery systems in terms of strategies to decrease backlogs in children awaiting evaluation or placement; expansion of services to the preschool, elementary, and secondary student populations; changes in personnel and roles with particular emphasis on the boundary crosser role between special and regular education; and issues pertaining to borders of LEAs' responsibility. A third chapter discusses the responses, primarily at the school level, to those requirements of the law that directly affect the extent to which the needs of individual students are met. Discussion focuses on criteria for determining who receives special education and procedures from evaluation to placement. Included among the summary of findings in a final chapter are that LEAs had either tightened eligibility rules for the mildly handicapped or they expanded services allowing an increase in special education placements; that inservice training for regular education and administrative personnel remained minimal; and that there was continued progress in implementing procedural requirements at the school level. Appendixes present the study's conceptual framework and method of approach. (SB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inservice Education, Longitudinal Studies, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Role Perception, School Districts, Student Placement
SRI International, Education and Human Services Research Center, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA. Educational Policy Research Center.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 446 and ED 201 157.