ERIC Number: ED264696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Impediments to Proactive Policy Change for the Mildly Handicapped.
Hagerty, George J.; Abramson, Marty
The paper examines the urgent need for timely action in the education of mildly handicapped students. Data are cited to show the rapid acceleration in identification of this population, principally those students identified as learning disabled. Fiscal concerns are explored, and the lack of recent data on expenditures across the range of special education service delivery models is noted. Research is reviewed which casts doubts on the adequacy of programs for mildly handicapped students and on the accuracy of evaluation and measurement procedures. The final section addresses obstacles to policy change in special education, including deficiencies in the existing database, the categorical nature of existing program and funding structures and of personnel preparation programs, and problems within the service delivery systems. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).