ERIC Number: ED377650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-14
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This transcript presents testimony given at a House of Representatives committee hearing on the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Included is the text of an amendment, the Braille Literacy Amendment, which is intended to improve the literacy rate among children with visual impairments. This amendment calls for an individual assessment of each student's literacy skills, establishes teacher competency standards for Braille instruction, and facilitates the production of Braille and digital texts and other materials. Other issues addressed in the hearing include needs of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, issues concerned with the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classes, personnel development, and discipline of students with disabilities. Organizations represented by statements either delivered or prepared include the American Association of School Administrators, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the National School Boards Association. Congressmen involved in the hearing included: Major R. Owens (New York); James A. Traficant, Jr. (Ohio); Charlie Rose (North Carolina); Robert C. Scott (Virginia); and Cliff Stearns (Florida). (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Blindness, Braille, Disabilities, Discipline, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Hyperactivity, Inclusive Schools, Literacy, Opinions, Staff Development, Student Rights
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act