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McGinnis, J. Randy – Theory Into Practice, 2013
A fundamental social justice issue worldwide is how to meet the needs of all learners, especially those with special needs who historically have faced discrimination, exclusion, and oppression due to special needs (physical, cognitive, or behavioral dimensions). This article focuses on the key questions that researchers interested in improving…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Justice, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Artiles, Alfredo J.; Bal, Aydin; King Thorius, Kathleen A. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
The emergence of Response to Intervention (RTI) anticipates a different future for all students, particularly learners from racial minority backgrounds and students with disabilities. RTI is being widely adopted in school districts as a viable alternative to enhance learning opportunities; hence, some education scholars argue it promises a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Intervention, Student Diversity, Educational Opportunities
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Bailey, Donald B., Jr. – Theory into Practice, 1989
In 1990-91 the Education for All Handicapped Children Act Amendments (1986) will require public schools to provide appropriate educational services for three and four year olds with handicapping conditions. This article examines this legislation, the historical factors contributing to its passage, and its implications for children, families, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational History, Educational Principles
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Karlitz, Howard – Theory into Practice, 1982
This article delineates areas of conflict that might arise due to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act's proposed implementation at the local education agency level. A strategy for the future development of federal educational policy is described. (CJ)
Descriptors: Class Size, Compliance (Legal), Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation