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ERIC Number: EJ1254003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2578-2118
Teaching Students with Special Needs in School-Based, Agricultural Education: A Historical Inquiry
Teixeira, Kathryn L.; Edwards, M. Craig
Journal of Research in Technical Careers, v4 n1 p75-95 May 2020
The purpose of this historical study was to investigate the inclusion of students with special needs in school-based, agricultural education as reported by The Agricultural Education Magazine and the Journal of Agricultural Education over a time period of six decades. The impact of landmark legislation, such as the Vocational Education Act of 1963, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1990, were examined. This legislation motivated and supported agricultural education's efforts to meet the learning needs of special education students by providing modified lessons and learning environments, inclusive SAEs and FFA activities, and focused teacher preparation. Challenges and concerns regarding the placement of special needs students in school-based, agricultural education are also discussed, as well as opportunities for related research in the future, especially about their participation in the FFA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Vocational Education Act 1963; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Higher Education Opportunity Act 1970
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A