ERIC Number: ED444301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching for the Sky: Policy To Support the Achievement of Students with Disabilities.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
This guide aims to support state boards of education in influencing the creation of policies that encourage local school districts to use technology effectively as a tool for improving the learning of children with disabilities. It is based on the latest findings from research by the Office of Special Education Programs and the understanding of policy of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The guide contains research-based information on types of technology, ways technology can be used to enhance children's learning, funding policies, guidelines for assessing existing technology plans, and resources for more information. An introductory section focuses on technology and the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The guide is divided into three main sections. Part 1 provides background information on the types of technology available for children with disabilities. Part 2 describes how state policymakers can effectively incorporate technology for children with disabilities in statewide and local planning efforts. Part 3 identifies funding sources for technology and suggests how to use them effectively. Appended are NASBE's Resolution on Technology and a list of major sources of federal support for accessing technology. An annotated list of Internet resources is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation, Research and Development, Statewide Planning, Theory Practice Relationship
National Association of State Boards of Education Publications, 277 South Washington Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314; Tel: 800-220-5183 (Toll Free) ($14 plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997