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ERIC Number: ED373530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The National Agenda for Achieving Better Results for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
Rockne, Jill; Weiss-Castro, Robin
This report presents the National Agenda for Achieving Better Results for Children and Youth with Disabilities as developed by a forum of representatives from major disability advocacy groups, direct service providers, families, related services personnel, researchers, teacher trainers, teachers, and administrators. Section 1 articulates the need for a national agenda and briefly addresses the relationship between the National Agenda and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the National Education Goals, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and other existing special education and civil rights statutes. Section 2 presents the mission, guiding principles, rights and commitments, and vision. The vision for the year 2000 is for a unified education system with the following components: enriched and broadened appreciation of diversity, school-community collaboration, well-prepared personnel, a professional development system, appropriate policy and financing, specific accountability, effective systemic teaching and learning, and appropriate technology. Section 3 describes the issues, barriers, urgencies, and strategic activities recommended by the Forum participants. The following issues are identified: (1) planned change and values clarification; (2) diversity/multiculturalism; (3) advocacy; (4) interagency collaboration; (5) financing; (6) policy and legislation; (7) compliance monitoring and program accountability; (8) assessment; (9) research knowledge base and knowledge dissemination; (10) local education agency program development and practices; (11) technology; and (12) professional development. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act