ERIC Number: EJ1153395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Modified Physical Education Class: An Option for the Least Restrictive Environment
Lieberman, Lauren J.; Cavanaugh, Lauren; Haegele, Justin A.; Aiello, Rocco; Wilson, Wesley J.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v88 n7 p10-16 Sep 2017
Public Law 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), requires all children with disabilities to be educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The LRE requirement means that students with disabilities, to the maximum extent possible, should be educated in the general educational environment with their typically developing peers. The core content area of physical education is no exception. This article shares the benefits of implementing the "modified" placement as a viable option for LRE when providing adapted physical education for some children with disabilities.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adapted Physical Education, Inclusion, Course Content, Teaching Methods, Student Placement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Barriers, Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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