ERIC Number: EJ747579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 6
Navigating the Difficult Waters of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: What It Means for Education of the Deaf
Steffan, Richard C., Jr.
American Annals of the Deaf, v149 n1 p46-50 2004
The author outlines the major elements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and describes the law's impact on deaf education. The law's stated purpose is to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. The specific goal of the law is to ensure that all students are 100% proficient in reading, mathematics, and science by 2014. No Child Left Behind has effected sweeping reforms in general education. But with 814 requirements, it has also created great stress in educators throughout the United States. No Child Left Behind poses particular challenges to education of the deaf since policymakers gave no consideration to the needs of deaf children in formulating this law. Clearly, deaf students must be included in school and state accountability systems, but the law leaves many questions unanswered.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Special Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, General Education, Deafness, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Needs Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Equal Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001