ERIC Number: ED315961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Education of Students with Disabilities: Where Do We Stand? A Report to the President and the Congress of the United States.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This year-long study on education of students with disabilities, funded by the United States Congress, reviewed and analyzed recent studies and articles; consulted with parents, students, professionals, and leaders in the public and private sectors; and received testimony from over 50 witnesses. Following an introductory chapter, a profile of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142) is offered. Study findings are then organized around the following topic areas: parental and student satisfaction with educational services; the unique needs of minority, rural, native American and military families; effective parent-school partnerships; resolving differences through due process procedures; the education reform movement; federal leadership; the federal-state partnership; the relationship between general education and special education; the role of separate schools; transition from school to adult life; employment; and international issues. The report recommends that a 2-year National Commission on Excellence in the Education of Students with Disabilities be established, involving public organizations, professionals, government entities, parents, students, and private sector representatives. The report includes a statement of the mission of the National Council on Disability, a list of Council members and biographical information, a minority viewpoint concerning report issues and recommendations, and a list of witnesses who provided testimony. Contains 45 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Special Schools, Student Needs
National Council on Disability, 800 Independence Ave., S.W., Suite 814, Washington, DC 20591 (also available in audio tape format).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act