ERIC Number: ED357533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
CASE Future Agenda for Special Education: Creating a Unified Education System.
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
This document presents recommendations of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) regarding the development of a future agenda for a unified (regular and special) educational system. Ten recommendations--five addressing policy and five addressing actions--are included, with a discussion of rationale and implications of each. The recommendations are presented as a series of principles, as follows: (1) all stakeholders are responsible for the education of all students in a community; (2) a unified system of education must prevail to ensure quality, inclusive education for all students; (3) accountability for all students is guaranteed through a system of unified outcomes; (4) all educators are prepared to educate all students; (5) funding systems emphasize shared resources; (6) site-based management is the means for building a community of learners responsible for one another; (7) a curriculum framework for a unified system is the means to dialogue about outcomes for planning and organizing schools into learning communities; (8) staff development in a restructured workplace fosters ad hoc problem solving, shared resources, and continuous improvement; (9) all students and their families have access to integrated community services at or near the school site; and (10) all students and staff have access to and training in appropriate technology that supports collaborative decision making. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Services, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Outcomes of Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Administration, Special Education, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Technology
CASE Research Committee, Indiana University, Smith Research Center-Suite 100A, 2805 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47408 ($10).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.