ERIC Number: ED255011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Progress in the Education of the Handicapped and Analysis of P.L. 98-199. The Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1983. Special Education in America: Its Legal and Governmental Foundations Series.
Weintraub, Frederick J.; Ramirez, Bruce A.
The monograph examines the status of education for the handicapped and addresses the provisions of P.L. 98-199 The Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1983. Chapter 1, on progress in the education of the handicapped, presents information on the following topics: (1) the number of handicapped students receiving a free, appropriate public education; (2) special education and related services personnel; (3) least restrictive environment; (4) student evaluation; (5) individualized education programs; and (6) regressive trends, including the impact of fiscal restraint on actual appropriations. Chapter 2 outlines provisions of P.L. 98-199 regarding such aspects as centers and services to meet the special needs of the handicapped, personnel recruitment and training, research and demonstration projects, and special programs for children with specific learning disabilities. The text of the amended law is included as well as a list of public policy resources that are available through the Council for Exceptional Children. (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($6.00, $5.10 Members; Publication No. 296).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1983