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Paris, Scott G. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
Educational achievement testing is discussed from four perspectives: (1) political accountability; (2) parental need for information on children's academic achievement; (3) the undue influence of achievement tests on curricula and instruction; and (4) students' views of testing. It is concluded that standardized testing has an overall negative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment
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Mittler, Peter – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
This paper reviews the status of children with disabilities throughout the world. It summarizes United Nations information on the prevalence of disability and on prevention efforts. Progress is noted in the areas of immunization, increased early intervention services, community-based rehabilitation, and increased recognition of governmental…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Children, Community Programs, Developing Nations
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O'Shea, Lawrence J.; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
A rationale for the regular education initiative (REI) is presented, focusing on criticisms of current service delivery such as disjointed incrementalism, excessive proceduralism, and inefficacy of pull-out programs. Criticisms of REI are addressed, and the issues are analyzed from the context of the integration movement in Australian schools.…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries