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Hocutt, Anne M.; Alberg, Joni Y. – Exceptionality, 1995
The application of noncategorical special education in two states and categorical special education in two companion states was considered, with a focus on program practices and procedures. The effects of grade level, disability severity, and school district size on state and local implementation of the noncategorical approach were examined, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Perry, Nancy E.; McNamara, John K.; Mercer, K. Louise – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
Analysis of special education services in British Columbia (BC) for students with learning disabilities in light of a current legal challenge finds the province's policies and practices are supported by theory and research on best practices. However, BC's Ministry of Education is urged to ensure policies are enacted consistently and to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Curci, Richard A.; Gottlieb, Jay – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1990
Forty-six noncategorically identified intermediate-level handicapped students were assigned to functionally grouped self-contained classes and were observed. Although special education teachers did not know unofficial labels applied to students (emotional disturbances or learning disabilities), they instructed emotionally disturbed children with…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Intermediate Grades, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities
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Shinn, Mark R.; And Others – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
This paper notes the need for an empirically based model for helping students with disabilities make transitions toward less restrictive settings and exit special education. Emphasis is on defining the least restrictive environment, identifying students with mild disabilities who are potential candidates for reintegration, assessing the…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Mainstreaming
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Bear, George G.; Proctor, Willis A. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1990
This study found that 47 mildly handicapped third graders in a full-time integrated program, Team Approach to Mastery (TAM), experienced greater achievement gains than 31 students in resource rooms, though differences were significant only in math. Nonhandicapped TAM students (n=176) made greater gains than mildly handicapped TAM students and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Methods, Mainstreaming