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ERIC Number: ED454636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 374
Abstractor: N/A
Rethinking Special Education for a New Century.
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Rotherham, Andrew J., Ed.; Hokanson, Charles R., Jr., Ed.
This book scrutinizes the education now being received by 6 million U.S. children with disabilities. It identifies the problems that currently beset special education, analyzes their causes, and suggests solutions. Chapters include: (1) "The Evolution of the Federal Role" (Tyce Palmaffy); (2) "Time To Make Special Education 'Special' Again" (Wade F. Horn and Douglas Tynan); (3) "Effectiveness and Accountability (Part 1): The Compliance Model" (Patrick J. Wolf and Bryan C. Hassel); (4) "The Moral Foundations of Special Education Law" (Mark Kelman); (5) "Special but Unequal: Race and Special Education" (Matthew Ladner and Christopher Hammons); (6) "Special Education at Coles Elementary School" (Robert Cullen); (7) "How Special Education Policy Affects Districts" (Anna B. Duff); (8)"How Federal Special Education Policy Affects Schooling in Virginia" (Frederick M. Hess and Frederick J. Brigham); (9) "The Rising Costs of Special Education in Massachusetts: Causes and Effects" (Sheldon Berman and others); (10) "Nasty, Brutish...and Often Not Very Short: The Attorney Perspective on Due Process" (Kevin J. Lanigan and others); (11) "Navigating the Special Education Maze: Experiences of Four Families" (Siobhan Gorman); (12) "Rethinking Learning Disabilities" (G. Reid Lyon and others); (13) "The Little-Known Case of America's Largest School Choice Program" (Daniel McGroarty); and (14) "Effectiveness and Accountability (Part 2): Alternatives to the Compliance Model" (Chester E. Finn, Jr., Andrew J. Rotherham, and Charles R. Hokanson, Jr.). (Individual chapters contain references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.; Progressive Policy Inst., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: "With a preface by Madeleine Will."