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ERIC Number: ED256093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Ideal and the Real: The Working Out of Public Policy in Curricula for Severely Handicapped Students.
Ferguson, Dianne L.
Increasingly, new public policy requires that appropriate educational programs for severely handicapped student employ a functional approach to teaching content and prepare students for futures in competitive employment. This study examines how eight teachers' interpretations of this new policy shape their curricular decisions, and, in turn, might shape future policy. The teachers find that the demands of competitive employment and productivity reject many students who have too few marketable skills and too little time left to acquire them. Discussion centers on how teachers' attempts to reconcile student ability with productivity threaten the success of reform for many of the very students it is designed to help. (Three pages of reference conclude the paper.) (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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