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Yun, Joonkoo; Beamer, Jennifer – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
The importance of physical activity has received considerable attention during the past decade. Physical education has been viewed as a cost-effective way to promote physical activity as a public health initiative. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that a "substantial percentage" of students' overall…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2018
Since the enactment of the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975" ("EHA"), Public Law (P.L.) 94-142 and its successor statute, the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"), the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (secretary) (and her predecessor, the commissioner of…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Allen, Ryan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
For over 40 years, the special education category "Emotional Disturbance" (ED) has elicited considerable confusion and controversy for educators. Perhaps most notably, the federal ED definition has been assailed for its inclusion of vague, construct-laden terminology, coupled with a general lack of clarity or guidance. In this article,…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education, Disabilities
Ain, Ganiah I. – Online Submission, 2018
The term severe disabilities refers to any student who is eligible for special education services in the United States under the category of moderate to severe cognitive impairment. The term takes into consideration a combination of shortages in both cognitive performance and appropriate behavior. Recently, in the field of severe disabilities, the…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Ability
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Blanton, Kimberly; Katsiyannis, Antonis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Since the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (IDEA's forerunner) in 1975, an important requirement has been Child Find activities. According to Shapiro and Derrington (2004), Child Find is broadly defined as the entire range of activities, including public awareness, identification, referral, eligibility determination, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Rossetti, Zachary; Sauer, Janet Story; Bui, Oanh; Ou, Susan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Although there has been a consistent vision for multicultural education and family collaboration in teacher preparation programs for decades, collaborative partnerships between culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families and their children's educators remain elusive (Harry, 2008; Trent, Kea, & Oh, 2008). Family engagement in special…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Partnerships in Education, Special Education, Family Involvement
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Private School Aid
Woods, Phillip K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study is to interview high school teachers of English Language Arts and special educators who are partners in a co-teaching model. It is important to understand the perceptions of teachers using co-teaching models to learn about the strengths of the program, as well as areas for improvement. In 1975, public education changed…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
Paton, Teresa Kaye Worth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Public Law 94-142 (PL 94-142), the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, was signed into legislation in 1975. This anchor piece of legislation became one of the most influential in the advocacy of a special needs population that previously had been institutionalized or removed from the public school setting because they were not…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Kervick, Colby – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975), PL-94142, mandated parent participation as a required component of the provision of special education services to children with disabilities. It is widely recognized that a collaborative teaming approach is the most effective strategy to foster parent participation (Friend & Cook, 2010; A.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Disabilities, Qualitative Research
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Sinkonis, Laura – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The originators of special education law anticipated disputes and provided due process hearings as a means to settle the disputes. However, due process proved to be unfair, costly (financially and emotionally), and destructive to school-family relationships. Years later, lawmakers offered mandated mediation along with resolution meetings in…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Literature Reviews, Special Education, Conflict Resolution
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Gherardi, Stacy A. – School Social Work Journal, 2017
The history of school social work in the United States is nearly as old as the history of public education. Despite the presence of social workers in schools throughout this time, the profession has generally been established within schools through confluence of interests with broader social and educational movements or policy windows. These…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Work, School Social Workers, Educational History
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Zabel, Robert H.; Kaff, Marilyn; Teagarden, James – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Richard Simpson is professor of special education at the University of Kansas (KU). Dr. Simpson's duties at KU have included roles of staff psychologist, teaching associate, assistant professor, project director, associate professor, professor, and chairperson for the Department of Special Education. He has directed numerous University of Kansas…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Disorders, Autism
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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
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