ERIC Number: ED454636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
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)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Equal Education, Expenditure per Student, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Learning Disabilities, Moral Values, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Costs, Racial Factors, Special Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.; Progressive Policy Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: "With a preface by Madeleine Will."