ERIC Number: ED381327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Outcome-Based Education and the Special Education Learner.
Morgan, Robert L.; And Others
Since the advent of the Education for Handicapped Children Act of 1975, the provision of special education has moved from restrictive settings to the general education environment. Presently, schools are placing learners with special education needs into the general education classroom and providing special education services in that environment. The reform process for education in general has culminated in the development of Outcome-Based Education (OBE), which is a process approach that attempts to meet the needs of all learners. For many school districts, OBE has become a volatile issue. A survey of rural schools in the panhandle of Nebraska, western South Dakota, and eastern Wyoming that have completed an OBE process suggests that local and state agencies are driving the reform process in most of the rural schools surveyed. Administrators, teachers, and community members indicated that learners with special education needs were considered, yet the same respondents were reluctant to state that all students with special education needs should be placed in typical classroom settings utilizing a typical curriculum. Rather, they stated that such decisions should be based on the individual's label or disability. The survey questionnaire is included. (TD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Outcome Based Education
Note: In: Reaching to the Future: Boldly Facing Challenges in Rural Communities. Conference Proceedings of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) (Las Vegas, Nevada, March 15-18, 1995); see RC 020 016.