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ERIC Number: EJ772535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Research in the Wake of the No Child Left Behind Act: Why the Controversies Will Continue and Some Suggestions for Controversial Research
Brigham, Frederick J.; Gustashaw, William E., III; Wiley, Andrew L.; Brigham, Michele St. Peter
Behavioral Disorders, v29 n3 p300-310 Jun 2004
The authors provide an analysis of why the controversies surrounding educational treatment are likely to continue even with scientific validation of practices as called for in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. They describe how bias in human judgment makes it difficult to trust others and also difficult to doubt oneself relative to important decisions and suggest that science, through its mechanism of self-correction, is the best tool for overcoming these biases. The developing relationship between general and special education since NCLB is described. Several suggestions are provided for researchers, including the need to (a) reexamine the functions of individualized education programs, (b) develop standard treatment protocols for students who need support beyond that provided by school-wide discipline programs, and (c) scrutinize the academic demands faced by students with emotional or behavioral disorders vis a vis compliance with NCLB.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001