ERIC Number: ED253999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
LRE: Developing Criteria for the Evaluation of the Least Restrictive Environment Provision. Exploring Issues in the Implementation of P.L. 94-142.
LINC Resources, Inc., Columbus, OH.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Four commissioned papers on approaches to implement the least restrictive environment (LRE) provision of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, are presented. The authors were asked to develop criteria applicable to the local level and appropriate to a variety of contexts. Papers are presented from the following authors: Sheila Lowenbraun and James Affleck ("Least Restrictive Environment"); Gregory Aloia ("Assessment of the Complexity of the Least Restrictive Environment Provision of Public Law 142"); Jay Gottlieb ("Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment"); and Thomas Gilhool and Edward Stutman ("Integration of Severely Handicapped Students"). Responses to the papers of a panel of educators are presented in terms of such topics as letter vs. spirit of the law, the goal of LRE provision, and the implementing regulations. Recommendations regarding the development of guides or models offering self-study strategies to local education agencies are offered. A three-page reference list is included. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: LINC Resources, Inc., Columbus, OH.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act