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Duarte, Beatriz A.; Greybeck, Barbara; Simpson, Cynthia G. – Advances in Special Education, 2013
The evaluation of minority children for special education by law should be nondiscriminatory. To be in compliance with federal mandates such as the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and Public Law 94-142, minority children who are also English language learners (ELLs) should be assessed in their native…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Learning Disabilities, Minority Group Students, Special Education
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Leitch, David B. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
Without question, servicing the needs of incarcerated youth can be challenging. Not only is the average juvenile a complex individual with multiple needs but the facility itself is a composite of trained professionals that must work together to produce a juvenile able to successfully reenter society. Policies enacted to achieve this goal cannot be…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Court Litigation, Special Education, Delivery Systems
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Lupart, Judy; Webber, Charles – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
This paper provides a synthesis of educational reforms in Canadian schools over the past century to present times. The unique emphasis is to document the broad movements of change in both special and regular education. We begin our analysis with a detailed discussion on the many meanings of school restructuring and highlight the ongoing nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Special Education Teachers, School Restructuring
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Eckes, Suzanne; Gibbs, Jesulon – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Research demonstrates that students with disabilities are harassed more than their nondisabled peers. Students with disabilities who have been severely harassed have argued that they are not receiving a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as required by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Bullying, Public Education, Court Litigation
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Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The aim of this issue is to provide readers with a better understanding of the inexplicable connection between school, community, and incarceration, and how better prepared professionals can make a difference in the lives of youth in the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). This issue provides readers with an awareness of the current status of the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Civil Rights, Normalization (Disabilities), Juvenile Justice
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Weintraub, Frederick J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Almost 50 years ago, while President of CEC, Frances Connor delivered a presidential address entitled "The Sword and the Spirit." She called for five revolutions. The first revolution called for increasing the quantity and quality of special education teachers. The second stated that "special education depends upon an intensive…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Mentors, Teacher Shortage, Educational Improvement
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Ikeda, Martin J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHCA) was legislated in 1975 in part to provide funding to states, parent centers, and research centers, for supporting access to public education for students with disabilities. In 1975, the intent of EHCA was to find children with disabilities and ensure that children were evaluated, identified,…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Reader Response
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Jones, Melissa M.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Harp, Beverly; Harrison, Elizabeth M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
In this article we describe the new opportunities for postsecondary education available to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. We also identify the importance of these opportunities for students with ID, and key strategies for ensuring that their college experience is an important…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities, Career Exploration
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Milligan, Julie; Neal, Gwen; Singleton, Jacques – Education, 2012
Since the initiation of PL 94-142 enacted by the United States Congress in 1975, special education has been mandated, funded and regulated by the federal government. There have been both benefits and drawbacks to this initiative. In positive terms and most importantly, children who require different educational services are identified, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Gifted, Administrative Principles, Administrator Education
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Hansen, Barbara A.; Morrow, Linda E. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2012
This article invites all educators to consider the implementation of the tenets of Invitational Education (IE) as a firm foundation and precursor upon which can be built an Inclusive Education climate and mindset which encourages success for all students. This eighteen month study of two professors from Ohio's Muskingum University shares from…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Research and Development, Teacher Response
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Shaw, Stan F. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
Approaches to disability documentation have long been grounds for contention among postsecondary disability service providers. While the new AHEAD Documentation Guidance seems to be creating the usual intensity and heat among its members, there does seem to be a data-based middle ground. The AHEAD Guidance recommends that disability service…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidance, Documentation, Academic Achievement
Sisia, Nicolle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
For centuries past, children with a hearing loss were educated separately from their hearing peers. With the advent and passing of several legislative and Congressional mandates such as "The Rehabilitation Act," "The Education for all Handicapped Children Act" and "No Child Left Behind," children with a hearing loss…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Deafness, Mainstreaming, Social Experience
Levine, Sharon A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
During the 1970s, an estimated 3 million children with disabilities received inappropriate or inadequate educational services, and an additional almost 1 million children were excluded from the educational system (U. S. Department of Education as cited by Smith, Polloway, Patton, & Dowdy, 2004). Most of the programs that existed were limited…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Legislation
Andrias, Eve, Ed.; Burr, Valentine, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2012
What would schools and classrooms look like if they truly mirrored our democratic ideals? In this issue of the Occasional Papers, five authors explore current and historical questions related to the inclusion of children with disabilities in public schools. The history of educating children with disabilities--an ongoing civil rights issue--has…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Access to Education
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McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Glenn, Tristan L.; Sue; Gordon, Kevin D. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
The role of critically conscious special education leaders is both complex and diverse. The expectations placed on these individuals are continuously evolving as the need for improving schools and student outcomes becomes increasingly critical. The intersections of personal social histories, historical legacies, and situated contexts result in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Special Education, Leadership, Leaders
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