ERIC Number: ED373530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
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)
Descriptors: Accountability, Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Pluralism, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Relationship, Research Needs, School Districts, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act