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Kauffman, James M.; Sasso, Gary M. – Exceptionality, 2006
Postmodernism, by whatever label, is intellectually bankrupt. It cannot be reconciled with a scientific view. If taken seriously, it leads to catastrophic consequences for any field of study, including special education. It also leads to malpractice in special education. Whole language instruction, radical multicultural education, and facilitated…
Descriptors: Special Education, Postmodernism, Special Education Teachers, Educational Practices
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Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Exceptionality, 2006
Promoting student access to the general education curriculum remains a focus of the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This article examines educational practices that promote such access for students with mild mental retardation, overviews issues pertaining to the implementation of supplementary aids and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Practices, Mild Mental Retardation, General Education
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Porath, Marion – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Gifted, Learning Motivation, Profiles
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Slee, Roger – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article explores tensions between a general theory of inclusive education and those policies directed toward the schooling of students with disabilities. It examines theories of inclusive education, highlights tensions in the field of inclusive education, discusses these tensions as they are played out in Australia, and makes suggestions.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Educational Trends
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Lupart, Judy; Webber, Charles – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article analyzes the many meanings of school restructuring and highlights the ongoing nature of school reform in Canadian schools. Following a selective chronology of general and special education reform, it attempts to capture what appear to be the key features of school reform and progressive inclusion. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
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Muthukrishna, Nithi – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article analyzes policy and legislation pertaining to special needs education in South Africa. It examines South African research and projects aimed at developing sustainable inclusive education policy and practice and concludes that sustainable inclusive education programs must be linked to programs for social and economic growth and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
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Lupart, Judy L. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with disabilities in Alberta. It presents an overview of present policy and examines how it translates into inclusive practices. Three collaborative initiatives are highlighted: collaboration with the Ministry for Children's Services,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational History
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Goguen, Leonard J. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes policy provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in New Brunswick. Following an overview of the legislative provision and a description of the distinct Francophone and Anglophone sectors, two external assessments of the New Brunswick provisions are examined and factors generating total…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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O'Donoghue, Fiona – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes the legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with exceptional needs in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Canada. The impact of the historical and cultural context on education is considered and significant achievements and challenges facing educators working to implement inclusion…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Pudlas, Kenneth A. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes policy provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in British Columbia. It presents an overview of present policy and reviews the efficacy of current practice, particularly in the area of human resources, financial resources, early intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and parental…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Finance
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Patterson, Donna; Hoium, Don – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes the final report from the Special Education Review Committee, the Minister's Response, and the final report of the Task Force and Public Dialogue on the Role of School and outlines some of the changes that are taking place in Saskatchewan as a result of these public consultations. (Contains 6 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History
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Lutfiyya, Zana Marie; Van Walleghem, John – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article reviews current educational legislative and policy provisions in Manitoba for students with exceptional learning needs. It describes formal provisions for such students and then moves on to implementation procedures, practices, and personal preparation. Recent efforts to change special education and issues facing the system today are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Dore, Robert; Wagner, Serge; Dore, Isabelle – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article examines the current situation and evolution of school integration policies in Quebec and the influence of court decisions on these policies. Variations across Canada are discussed, particularly the differences between English-language school boards, who integrate many more students with intellectual disability, and French-speaking…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational History
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Power, Ann – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article begins by describing the principles and beliefs in Nova Scotia that guide educational services for children with disabilities and then discusses findings from a special education implementation review that indicate progress has been made in implementing changes in many special education policy areas. Implementation recommendations are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Philpott, David; Nesbit, Wayne – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative provisions supporting educational services for children with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador. It begins by providing educational history information and then reviews The Building Accessibility Act (1990), The Child, Youth and Family Services Act (1998), the Schools Act (1997), and the Human Rights Code…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Philosophy
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