ERIC Number: ED228196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for Understanding P. L. 94-142 and Classroom Management and Behavior. Volume I.
Quisenberry, Nancy L.; And Others
This document presents an overview of legislation and actions resulting in the passing of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, and presents information of use to school personnel in mainstreaming. The document's first section traces the history of the treatment of handicapped individuals by society since the beginnings of early Western civilization. The emergence of the mainstreaming concept as an alternative to special class placement is discussed, and citations are made of court litigation which dealt with nondiscriminatory assessment, right to due process, and right to education. Legislation generated by these and other legal confrontations is outlined with brief interpretations of societal implications. In the second section, the organization of the mainstreamed classroom is discussed with emphasis on two major areas of concern for teachers: the structure of the physical classroom environment, and the daily and weekly instructional routine. The third section contains specific remediation techniques which have proved to be effective in improving the reading and arithmetic skills of handicapped students. A bibliography of 29 professional books is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act