ERIC Number: ED234581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Remediating Institutional and Individual Disabilities: The Law, the School and the Child.
Bordier, Nancy, Ed.; Wilson, Bernice, Ed.
Forum, v9 n1 Spr 1983
The issue highlights two articles on the topic of legal and educational factors in serving handicapped students. The first, "Governance and Management of Special Education: A Exploratory Analysis of New York City" by N. Bordier, reviews the impact of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) on policies and practices in New York City and New York State. Two principal causes for shortcomings are cited: the lack of political support inside and outside the system, and an overly complicated policy formation system. In the second article, "Remediating Instructional and Individual Disabilities: The Case of Richard B.," B. Wilson describes a success story in which a 12-year-old dyslexic bilingual boy was helped to progress academically through parent-professional partnership. Implications for advocacy, greater cooperation among specialists and between parents and professionals, and a broader view of diagnosis are considered. (CL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Policy Formation, School Districts
The Forum, 582 Baldy Hall, SUNY/Buffalo, Amherst, NY 14260.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Buffalo. New York State Federation of Chapters.
Identifiers: New York (New York)