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ERIC Number: ED164032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-26
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
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An Analysis of the Implications of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act Related to Leeward Community College.
MacGugan, Kirk
The impact of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, prohibiting educational discrimination against the handicapped by institutions receiving Health, Education, and Welfare funds, was investigated specifically as it related to Leeward Community College (Hawaii). Information compiled by the Self-Evaluation 504 Task Force at the college, interviews with individuals knowledgeable about the law, and a questionnaire assessing faculty and student attitudes toward program and instructional accessibility for the handicapped formed the basis for the study. A number of federal, state, and university system interest groups were identified as being involved in the implementation of the law. The attitudes surveys revealed that although the information level of instructors was low, they were somewhat interested in the law and in the information possibilities of a workshop; that all interest groups overreacted to fears over costs incurred by 504; most instructors feared facing special education problems they were not trained to handle, yet were very flexible in their thinking about alternative teaching techniques; problems were identified in specific disciplines for specific handicaps; and teachers expressed a sense of being threatened by paraprofessional aides in the classroom. "Project Mainstream" is described as a possibility for meeting the needs of students and teachers. Appendices contain survey instruments, the Mainstream proposal, and a bibliography. (MB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)