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Kiarie, Mary W. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
In terms of the number of students served and the overall quality of special education services provided, it is clear that special education has, from its early beginnings in the late seventeenth century, advanced at various rates in the different countries of the world. Data from the United States Department of Education (2007) indicates that 12%…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Policy, Special Education, Disabilities
Shingles, Beryl; Lopez-Reyna, Norma – 2002
This guide is intended to help school administrators to consider the impact of cultural diversity in the development and implementation of school disciplinary policies while complying with the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. First it examines how cultural bias, misunderstanding, and insensitivity may impede student and teacher…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Differences
This annual report describes the activities of the four Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Partnerships created by the Office of Special Education Programs to provide reliable information on IDEA. The Partnerships include: (1) the Associations of Service Providers Implementing IDEA Reforms in Education (ASPIIRE) Partnership; (2)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, Diane L. – 2001
This document presents findings from interviews conducted to obtain information on changes that have occurred in state Special Education Advisory Panels (SEAPs) since the passage of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The interviews investigated general organizational changes, SEAP involvement in the…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 2001
This paper presents rationale, strategies, and recommendations that the National Council on Disability believes are essential to how President George W. Bush and the new Administration can fulfill America's promise to its 54 million citizens with disabilities. President Bush is urged to install a disability friendly Administration, give disability…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Change Strategies, Children
Popper, Barbara K. – Early Childhood Bulletin, 1997
Input from a variety of viewpoints is essential in complex policy discussions. Families serving on local interagency coordinating councils (LICCs) and state interagency coordinating councils (SICCs) should reflect the diversity of families served within the early intervention or preschool service system with respect to income level, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
Wallace, Teri; Gerlach, Kent – 2001
This report provides an overview of selected state initiatives related to the training and supervision of paraeducators serving students with disabilities. The five states highlighted in the document were selected because of the significant work each has done in the area of paraeducators. In all five states, paraeducator initiatives began prior to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Pizzuro, Salvatore – 2001
This handbook is designed to serve as a report on negotiations that took place during the 104th and 105th Congresses that lead to the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments of 1997. In addition, the events and changes in the cultural climate during the 106th Congress and its impact on IDEA is also discussed,…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
Clair, Tricia; Burr, Jackie – 2000
This technical assistance document is intended to offer Oregon districts and agencies guidance in understanding and implementing the regulations dealing with behavioral supports, interventions, and disciplinary actions for students with disabilities who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It is comprised of…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. – 1998
This is a transcript from a Joint Hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce that addresses the U.S. Department of Education's development of regulations necessary to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc. – 1998
This resource guide is designed to assist practitioners in implementing the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as they make decisions regarding the education placements of students with disabilities who exhibit dangerous behaviors. In addition, suggestions are included to assist schools in developing plans to…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making
Heumann, Judith E.; Warlick, Kenneth R. – 2000
This policy memorandum provides guidance to assist educators, parents, and state and local education agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities. The document stresses the requirements of the IEP to…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA. – 1999
This guide aims to support state boards of education in influencing the creation of policies that encourage local school districts to use technology effectively as a tool for improving the learning of children with disabilities. It is based on the latest findings from research by the Office of Special Education Programs and the understanding of…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Danaher, Joan, Ed.; deFosset, Shelley, Ed. – 1999
This publication presents information compiled from early childhood projects funded by the Office of Special Education Programs on resources that support the inclusion of children with special needs and their families in regular educational or community environments. These 113 resources can be used for a variety of purposes, including inservice…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
deFosset, Shelley, Ed. – 1999
The materials in this resource packet present a variety of perspectives and information for individuals and organizations implementing inclusive programs for preschool children with disabilities. It is organized into three sections. Section 1 presents varied perspectives on inclusion of preschool-age children with disabilities in settings with…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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