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ERIC Number: ED408766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Special Education Policy: A Retrospective and Future Prospective--A View from Saskatchewan.
Dahl, Harry; Sanche, Robert
This paper reviews the history of special education in Saskatchewan (Canada) since the 1960s and proposes policy initiatives for future changes. Emphasis in the discussion is on trends and Canadian reports that led to Saskatchewan's 1971 passing of legislation mandating an "appropriate" free public education with procedural due process, individualized education programs, and least restrictive environment. Overall, the legislation reflected a major change in policy, from congregating students with special needs to mainstreaming and inclusion. Also mentioned as influencing the policy changes are charismatic advocates (such as Wolf Wolfensberger, Frederick Weintraub, and Lloyd Dunn), policy development and legislation in both Canada and the United States, and the development of Developmental Centers and Early Childhood Intervention Programs. The paper then looks at emerging policies in the following areas: economics, professional staffing, advocacy, technology, diversity, and integrated service delivery. Contains 16 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada