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McDermott, Ray; Goldman, Shelley; Varenne, Herve – Educational Researcher, 2006
Culturally and educationally, the United States specializes in the production of kinds of persons described first by ethnic, racial, and linguistic lines and second by supposed mental abilities. Overlaps between the two systems of classification are frequent, systematically haphazard, and often deleterious. An examination of classrooms around the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Learning Disabilities, Sociolinguistics, Ethnicity
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Belch, Peter J. – Education and Treatment of Children, 1982
The Pennsylvania State Department of Education recently changed to a noncategorical certificate for special education teachers based on three factors: overlap in categorical programs, generalization of materials and methods across all categories, and similarity in daily activities of special education teachers regardless of categorical assignment.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Noncategorical Education, State Standards
Nelson, C. Michael; Janssen, Karen N. Greenough – B. C. Journal of Special Education, 1984
The authors examine factors contributing to the perpetuation of the categorical approach to education for behaviorally disordered students and document problems associated with it. Factors in support of the noncategorical are presented. Selected examples of noncategorical educational programs precede recommendations concerning the facilitation of…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classification, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stephens, Thomas M.; Joseph, Ellis A. – Education and Treatment of Children, 1982
The authors propose a model for preparing special education teachers which accepts those differences among students that require categorical decisions for instructional pruposes but not those categories existing as mere historical artifacts. Three noncategorical teacher training programs are described, and six clusters of teacher competencies are…
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons), Noncategorical Education
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Dickie, R. F. – Education and Treatment of Children, 1982
The first of six articles on the topic of categorical versus noncategorical special education reviews research on the harmful effects of labeling and categorizing children and introduced the next five papers. (CL)
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Labeling (of Persons)
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Reger, Roger – Education and Treatment of Children, 1982
The author cites potential damages resulting from P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, and its reliance on categories of handicapping conditions. He further notes the possibility of a backlash movement in the country's current conservatism. (CL)
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Gardner, William I. – Education and Treatment of Children, 1982
Objections to the traditional categorical model of special education are followed by a summary of administrative factors supporting the tradition. Reasons underlying the persistence of the categorical approach are seen to include misconceptions about the nature of the disability categories. Learning disabilities are cited as an invalid and…
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Saint-Laurent, Lise; And Others – Canadian Journal of Special Education, 1994
This paper presents a model for the preparation of Quebec teachers of special needs children across disability categories. The proposed model emphasizes collaborative consultation among regular and special educators, collaboration with parents, individualized intervention plans, and teaching of learning strategies. The paper recommends that a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Noncategorical Education
Anderson, Robert M.; And Others – Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, 1976
Described is the development of several key courses serving as a nucleus for a noncategorical program to prepare teachers of the mildly handicapped at Memphis State University. (CL)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Noncategorical Education, Postsecondary Education
Smith, Barbara J.; Schakel, Jacqueline A. – Journal of the Division for Early Childhood, 1986
The article summarizes concurrent policy and practice concerning categorical and noncategorical diagnostic procedures for young handicapped children. The strengths and weaknesses of four noncategorical policy options are discussed. Potential misuses of noncategorical policies are reviewed, and recommendations for policy research are offered.…
Descriptors: Classification, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis
Carpenter, Pat – 1976
Presented is the script for a slide tape description of the Margaret Harris Center in DeKalb County, Georgia, a noncategorical program for moderately and severely handicapped infants and children. (CL)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Infants
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Simpson, Richard L. – Focus on Autistic Behavior, 1995
This article discusses four major implications of the proposed reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: (1) higher expectations for students with disabilities; (2) more family involvement in children's progress; (3) noncategorical approach to eligibility; and (4) simplified eligibility requirements. (DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Grosenick, Judith K., Ed.; And Others – 1983
Papers are presented from a debate held in 1983 on noncategorical versus categorical programming for behaviorally disordered children and youth. C. Nelson and K. Greenough advocate the noncategorical approach, asserting that categorical approaches can be harmful, are nonfunctional in educational terms, and are less practical than alternative…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classification, Debate, Educational Methods
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Remedial and Special Education (RASE), 1992
Responses to EC 604 077 include "A Proposed Certification Model for Special Education" (Paul Sindelar et al.), "Categorical versus Noncategorical versus Cross-Categorical Teacher Certification in Special Education" (Ann Nevin), and "Do We Have to Choose Categorical versus Noncategorical?" (Judith Bondurant-Utz et…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mild Disabilities, Models, Noncategorical Education
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Phipps, Patricia M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1982
The trend to include mildly mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed (behavior disordered), and learning disabled children in the same generic category and in the same school programs is increasing. The author believes that the noncategorical trend in special education can endanger the appropriate education of many children. (Author)
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Educational Needs, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities
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