ERIC Number: EJ1020085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Special Education Legislation and Policy in Canada
McBride, Shirley R.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v14 n1 p4-8 Spr 2013
This article reviews the historical context in which Canadian legislation and policy for children with special needs has evolved. The potential for the rights of students with special needs in light of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is outlined. The role of the Federal and Provincial governments in legislation and policy vis-à-vis special education is reviewed along with a chronology of some significant Provincial efforts to implement policy and legislation both before and after the Charter provisions came into effect. Centrality of individual planning, and current efforts to determine the extent to which policies have been implemented, and their impact, are reviewed. Finally, some landmark pieces of litigation regarding the education of students with special needs are identified, and key outstanding questions from an educational perspective are presented.
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Program Implementation, Court Litigation, Individualized Education Programs, Guidelines, Federal Programs, Student Rights, State Government, Federal Government, State Action, Federal Legislation, Program Development, Data Collection
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site: http://iase.coe.nau.edu/index3.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms