ERIC Number: EJ803314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Labels and the Nature of Special Education: We Need to Face Realities
Kauffman, James M.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v14 n4 p245-248 2007
To be taken seriously, proposals for education reform must be grounded in realities. One of these realities is that labels are indispensable in special education. Another is that special education is needed, even if general education is excellent. Most proposals for educational reform will be disastrous even if only one of their assumptions fails to acknowledge reality. We must demand that proposals to reform education that are not reality-oriented be stopped.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Special Education, Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons), Special Needs Students, Change Strategies, Federal Legislation, Educational Needs, General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001