ERIC Number: ED277216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Public Policy and the Education of Exceptional Children.
Weintraub, Frederick J., Ed.; And Others
Intended for persons concerned about public policies for exceptional children and those engaged in creating public policy, the book provides guidelines and examples of appropriate policies for exceptional children. Considered in Section I are the varying rights that advocacy groups have won for exceptional children in the legislatures, courts, and administrative agencies, including the rights to education, due process, least restrictive alternative, nondiscriminatory testing, and confidentiality. Current developments in public policy at the federal, state, and local levels are examined in Section II with texts or digests of significant federal laws provided. Trends in state law are reviewed, a model state law is provided, and the issue of financing special education is analyzed. Discussed in Section III are the varying avenues of change: statutory law, administrative policy, attorney generals' opinions, and litigation. Section IV provides information on advocate needs to effect change including techniques of political action, the problem of priority setting, and the impact of time and circumstances on policy decisions. Professional rights and responsibilities are discussed in the final section including such questions as whether a professional is solely an employee of a system or whether he is also an advocate for children, and the positive and negative impact of collective bargaining on exceptional children. (DB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: This entry (permitting PC and MF reproduction) supersedes ED 116 403 (which was not reproducible).