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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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Timmons, Vianne – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with disabilities in Prince Edward Island. It begins with some general information on Prince Edward Island and then explores recent teacher education and inclusion initiatives that have affected the service delivery for children with…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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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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Bennett, Sheila; Dworet, Don; Daigle, Ruth – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
This article describes legislative and policy provisions that support educational services for children with disabilities in Ontario. It presents an overview of special education procedures for the identification, placement, and review of students with disabilities, the development of the Individual Education Plan, and special education funding.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Finance, Educational History
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Vibert, Ann; Portelli, John – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2000
This article describes elements of critical practice exhibited in one elementary school. It discusses three themes (education for social justice, school leadership, and student engagement) to argue that the school offers a concrete example of possibilities that can emerge in a school informed by the principles of a critical pedagogy. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Frank, Blye W.; Davison, Kevin G. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2000
The way in which boys and schooling have been addressed as popular discourse has created a "panic" that does not reflect the same concerns educators have raised. This article explores some of the central social justice issues regarding boys and schooling and addresses the contradictions between practice and panic. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Maynes, Bill; Sarbit, Gayl – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2000
A case study of the efforts at Mount Pleasant School in Vancouver to create a more equitable educational experience for children of poverty, illustrates the potential of schooling to contribute positively to social justice. Successful conditions included: availability of funding, clarity of focus, facilitation of leadership, and openness to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Practices
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