ERIC Number: ED387955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education: At a Crossroads.
Policy Update, n4 1995
This information brief summarizes issues in the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The origins of IDEA in Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, are noted. Concerns shaping the reauthorization debate are identified, including unsatisfactory student outcomes, the isolation of students with disabilities and the inclusive education movement, and links to general education. Other issues in the IDEA debate include funding problems (especially the shortfall of federal funding), labeling and over-identification of students, student placement funding patterns as they relate to inclusion, assessment to determine categorical eligibility versus assessment for instructional purposes, accountability, and the relationship between special and general education in the context of systemic school reform. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act