ERIC Number: ED243277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Impact of P.L. 94-142 on Local Education Agencies: Administrators' Responses.
Foster, Wayne K.
To investigate the impact of P.L. 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) on urban and rural local education agencies, surveys were completed by 17 urban and 19 rural administrators in Missouri. The open-ended instrument included five topics: level of P.L. 94-142 impact on the school district; type of impact; problems confronting the district that hinder compliance with P.L. 94-142; areas of major educational concern; and local, state, and federal economic factors hindering compliance. Among findings were the following: (1) that the impact of P.L. 94-142 was viewed as moderated by antecedent state legislation; (2) that drawbacks included increased paperwork and time requirements; and (3) that problems hindering compliance ranged from transportation and insufficient funding to lowered student enrollment. Recommendations addressed fiscal, adminisrative, and educational policy areas. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act