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ERIC Number: ED048685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 24
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Recent Influences of Law on the Identification and Placement of Children in Programs for the Mentally Retarded.
Weintraub, Frederick J.
In discussing the recent legislative influences on the identification and placement of children in programs for the mentally handicapped, the author presents a brief overview of the development of the concept of special education as indicated by significant court rulings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Major legal decisions of the past decade are described relating to areas of state definitions of disability and eligibility, validity of placement (with particular emphasis on intelligence testing as a primary criterion), discriminatory placement of minority groups, parent rights, and ability grouping or tracking. The author also summarizes the implications of the cited cases in terms of testing, placement procedures, individual rights, and the trend of special education itself. (RD)
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Note: Speech given at the convention on Placement of Children in Special Education Programs for the Mentally Retarded (Lake Arrowhead, Calif., March 7-10, 1971)