ERIC Number: ED157214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Education for All Handicapped Children: Consensus, Conflict, and Challenge.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Teacher Rights Div.
Presented are the results of a study by the National Education Association of the experience of 43 schools in 3 selected districts (in Des Moines, Iowa; North Santa Barbara County, California; and Savannah, Georgia) in implementing Public Law 94-142 to provide a free, appropriate public education for the handicapped in the least restrictive environment. Positive aspects of the implementation are discussed, along with areas of conflict and labeling. Also discussed are problems in the areas of student testing and evaluation (such as over-referral), educational equity and access (such as weighted enrollment funding), and involvement of parents (such as the need for early parent counseling). Among the recommendations presented are the launching of a program to locate, identify, and evaluate children in need of special education services, and the elimination of group-administered, norm-referenced standardized tests. Appended are a list of steering committees from each study location and a glossary of terms used. (DLS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Higher Education, Labeling (of Persons), Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, State Action, Student Evaluation
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Teacher Rights Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act