ERIC Number: ED475869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Reforming the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Recommendations from the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
This document presents the transcript of a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce concerning reforming the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically recommendations from the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Opening statements are provided by Representative John A.Boehner, Committee Chairman; Representative George Miller, Ranking Minority Member; Representative Michael N. Castle, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Education Reform; Representative Dale Kildee, Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Education Reform. The major statement is by Terry Branstad, Chairman of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. This testimony highlights three broad recommendations of the Commission: (1) IDEA must become more results-oriented, rather than being driven by process, litigation, regulation, and confrontation; (2) IDEA must embrace a model of prevention rather than failure, the current model focuses on waiting for a child to fail; and (3) IDEA must consider children with disabilities as general education children first, special education should not be treated as a separate cost system but must work together with general education. Appendices include more extensive written statements written statements by legislators and the presenter and additional documents submitted for the record. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Needs Assessment, Outcome Based Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act