ERIC Number: ED434422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Ensuring Access, Equity, and Quality for Students with Disabilities in School-to-Work Systems: A Guide to Federal Law and Policies.
Ordover, Eileen L.; Annexstein, Leslie T.
This publication provides guidance to state and local administrators responsible for planning and implementing comprehensive school-to-work systems for all students, including youth with disabilities, under five key federal laws: (1) School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994; (2) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997; (3) Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998; (4) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and (5) Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The eight chapters address the following topics: (1) an overview of the five key federal laws; (2) the meaning of "quality" in the provision of comprehensive school-to-work systems; (3) equity in quality systems (equity in program development, equity in entrance criteria, and linkage with IDEA); (4) the principle of equity in program development applied to a case study showing legal, policy, and practice implications; (5) the principle of equity in entrance criteria applied to a case study; (6) the principle of equity in entrance in relation to ensuring the participation of youth with disabilities in work-based learning opportunities; (7) method for linking with IDEA for quality and equity; and (8) quality evaluation of school-to-work systems including data collection, monitoring, and evaluation. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Washington, DC.; National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); School to Work Opportunities Act 1994