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Rumble, Richard R. – Illinois Schools Journal, 1980
Educators should look beyond quantitative measures of intelligence and consider learning styles and abilities. The attitudes of teachers and the knowledgeability of administrators are both essential elements for the successful integration of handicapped learners into regular classrooms. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Valle, Jan W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This article examines what we know about the experience of parents in the special education system--in particular, parents of children with learning disabilities since the passage of PL-94-142. Toward this end, I offer a review of special education literature about parent and professional collaboration, a rationale for relying upon a plurality of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Parents, Special Education, Federal Legislation
Curtis, Steven E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
Prior to the mid-1970s, over one million children with disabilities were excluded from the nation's schools. In 1975, as a result of intense litigation and advocacy, Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA, P.L. 94-142), now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), mandating that public schools…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Special Needs Students
Rosberg, Merilee – 1995
This paper explores the premise that children with mental and/or physical disabilities should be included in regular education programs whenever possible. Instructional strategies for successful inclusion are discussed and the need for parental and community involvement emphasized. The paper reviews the theory of inclusion; features of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Goldstein, Marjorie T. – 1982
Curriculum is an essential element in Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, which has often been left to special education teachers unequipped for the task. A lack of district-wide curriculum foundations leads to haphazard decision-making. Teachers have often relied on their own content biases, speculations, and standardized tests…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Disabilities
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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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Lee, Christopher Michael – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
In this article the author shares his personal experiences beginning in early childhood with his own learning disabilities. As an adult with learning disabilities, he describes how he has learned to manage his language and memory barriers through assistive technology and outside support, and he nourishes himself through therapy or simply…
Descriptors: Coping, Assistive Technology, Special Education, Personal Narratives
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Schofer, Richard C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1978
The author discusses efforts of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped through the Cooperative Manpower Planning in Special Education Project to implement provisions of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) regarding in-service education. (CL)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Federal Government
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Lloyd, John Wills; Lloyd, Patricia A. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
Since 1966 when we began our careers in special education, we and others in our cohort have seen substantial changes in our discipline. In our personal experience, we had the opportunity to work together in situations that led us to focus on practices and procedures that produced better outcomes for our students, and better outcomes for students…
Descriptors: Success, Special Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Educational Practices
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Hanley, Tom V. – School Psychology Review, 2003
Elias, Zins, Graczyk, and Weissberg (2003) have written a concise summary of the daunting challenges and possible solutions to improve outcomes for students with mental health needs. As a special educator, the author wants to focus his comments on the potential benefits of school-wide approaches for students with the greatest psychosocial needs.…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Special Education Teachers, Child Development
Alter, Mark – 1982
A major problem in mainstreaming and implementation of Public Law 94-142 has been in establishing evaluation criteria to determine appropriate learning environment placement. Providing appropriate education in the least restrictive environment is primarily the classroom teacher's responsibility, requiring decision-making based on these questions:…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction
Porter, Jeffrey; Holzberg, Bette – Education of the Visually Handicapped, 1978
The article presents the traditional roles of school psychologist and classroom teacher as a manifestation of the "theory vs practice" dilemma, with reciprocal influence between the two roles being rare. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children
Griffith-Sheriff, Denise; Walter, Virginia – 1981
Concerns that classroom teachers may have regarding the effect of Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) on their responsibilities and their jobs are addressed. Answers are provided to 12 commonly asked questions about the meaning of various terms used in the law, the definition of handicapped student, aspects of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
Morton, Margaret; Champagney, Henry – 1981
This monograph, intended to aid business education teachers, examines various aspects of the legislation concerning the education of handicapped students, and presents methods of teaching handicapped students in regular business education classrooms. The book contains six chapters, a bibliography, and appendixes. Chapters 1-2 summarize the history…
Descriptors: Business Education, Disabilities, Diseases, Educational History
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Learning Disability Quarterly, 1987
The position paper (1981) of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities presents a revised definition of learning disabilities and identifies issues and concerns (such as the limitation to children and the exclusion clause) associated with the definition included in P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. (DB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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