ERIC Number: EJ727418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
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A Response to Kauffman's The Devaluation of Special Education
Mostert, Mark P.
Education and Treatment of Children, v27 n4 p325-340 Nov 2004
Kauffman indicts the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE) for sometimes implying the opposite of its stated aim of helping children in special education, including students with EBD, as he believes does the No Child Left Behind act (NCLB, 2002). This response addresses (a) two pivotal, but implied aspects the PCESE and why they are problematic, (b) some other aspects of Kauffman's observations, and (c) the fundamental, but difficult questions we in special education must begin to ask ourselves to avoid the further devaluation of special education.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Government, Special Education, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Criticism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001