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ERIC Number: EJ813081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Canadian School Programs for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: An Updated Look
Dworet, Don; Maich, Kimberly
Behavioral Disorders, v33 n1 p33-42 Nov 2007
Canada is a country composed of 10 provinces and three territories with very limited federal control over the public K-12 education system. This lack of consistent direction has led to a range of diverse educational policies for educating students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD). This article investigates the current state of policies related to the education of students with E/BD. A mail-out survey was submitted to provincial/territorial departments of education and directed to individuals responsible for E/BD programs, composed of questions regarding their government's policies and regulations concerning the education of students with E/BD. A 100% rate of return was achieved. This study found discrepancies across Canada in most areas surveyed, including differences in definitions, diagnosis, identification, prevalence, eligibility, placement, services, administration, funding, and teacher training. Trends toward noncategorization and inclusion exist. Conclusions include the need to balance an inclusive model with consistent identification and service provision, to consider the potential for difficulties in regular classroom placement, to provide population-specific teacher education, and a call for national consistency in the provision of effective identification and programs across Canada for students with E/BD. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada