ERIC Number: ED391270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Toward More Integrated Special Education Funding and Services.
Verstegen, Deborah A.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.
CSEF Resource, Fall 1995
This newsletter theme issue presents two separate articles: (1) "Toward More Integrated Special Education Funding and Services: A Federal Perspective" (Deborah A. Verstegen) and (2) "Toward More Integrated Special Education Funding and Services: A Local Perspective" (Margaret J. McLaughlin). The first article discusses results of a study of the fiscal requirements of federal special education policy. The study identified options for reform and attempted to cross-validate information from interviews with approximately three dozen policymakers, scholars, and federal and state officials. Sixteen specific recommendations for fine-tuning the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are listed. The second article focuses on the lack of coordination across integrated programs at the classroom level; identifies three collaborative models; describes various administrative mechanisms to promote flexibility and consolidation; and considers challenges to greater program consolidation such as a shortage of bilingual teachers, requirements of categorical programs, and human factors. The importance of local efforts as well as federal and state policy changes in fostering program consolidation is stressed. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Financial Policy, Government Role, Inclusive Schools, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Districts, State Government, Student Placement
Center for Special Education Finance, American Institutes for Research, P.O. Box 1113, 1791 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94302-1113; e-mail: CSEF@AIR-CA.ORG (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA. Center for Special Education Finance.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act