Reforming Special Education

Author: Richard Weatherley
Editor: Mit Press
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Focusing on Massachusetts' innovative special education reform law, Chapter 766, "Reforming Special Education" traces the complex processes through which an ostensibly universalistic and equitable policy can produce a biased distribution of public benefits favoring affluent clients."Reforming Special Education" examines three Massachusetts school systems and seven schools within those systems to determine whether laws formulated to alter practices in educating children who are deaf, blind, retarded, and physically handicapped actually result in fair and uniform treatment of children with special needs, or whether they just create more work for school personnel.The book discusses individual and community wealth as factors in the allocation of funds. Despite Massachusetts' "equalizing formula," it points out that rich districts often fare better than poor ones because they have the resources and sophistication necessary to challenge funding decisions. The book also reveals that bureaucrats who are charged with carrying out the changes are victimized by new laws which, for lack of resources, they cannot hope to put into effect. Because the street-level bureaucrats, front-line personnel, develop informal means of coping with these problems and with their jobs, they distort the policy they are charged with implementing and become policy makers in their own right.Weatherley concludes that policy initiatives must take into account potential effects on the daily work routines of those charged with implementing them. These findings have dramatic implications for all human service bureaucracies where front-line staff interact with the public--hospitals, police departments, public welfare and employment offices, mental health centers and lower courts. Students of public policy, educators, social workers, or anyone involved in public service employment will find this a scholarly, yet highly readable account of the organizational constraints to bureaucratic reform.

School Finance Reform And Special Education

Author: William T. Hartman
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Reforming The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce
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Rethinking Special Education

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Education Reform
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Special Education Reformed

Author: Harry Daniels
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135707308
File Size: 15,14 MB
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Brings together in one volume the perspectives of teachers, practitioners, researchers and important external bodies such as the LEA, and national organisations like the RNIB. Part of the New Millennium Series which takes stock of education now and predicts the shape of likely developments. The book asks leading authorities on Special Educational Needs to probe the issues currently topping the agenda, and to predict what will happen in SEN for the forseeable future. Useful for those working and training to work in special schools and mainstream schools.

Report On The Activities Of The Committee On Education And The Workforce During The Congress

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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Special Education Multicultural Education And School Reform

Author: Cheryl Anita Rose Utley
Editor: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
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In this book, Utley and Obiakor offer practical solutions to create partnerships between multicultural students, their families, local service providers, general and special educators, and community members."--BOOK JACKET.

Judicial Activism And Special Education

Author: Donald N. Jensen
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Assessment In Special Education

Author: Roger Pierangelo
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
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This text presents a uniquely practical approach to the topic of Assessment in Special Education. The authors organize the material into a "real-world story," by having each part and chapter of the book reflect the linear chronology of the assessment process used in schools. Unlike other books, this book is organized chronologically to present the overall process in a "straight line" - a practical and useful pedagogy in itself for the novice teacher. The text provides the practical tools necessary for a new teacher to understand the process of assessment in schools and then learn how to put it all together. It provides future special educators comprehensive coverage of the latest tests and evaluation procedures for all areas of exceptionality - for every age group - for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities.

Critical Issues In Special Education

Author: Audrey McCray Sorrells
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
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This book represents the contributions of prominent researchers, teacher educators, policy makers, teachers, and parents on current and emerging issues facing the field of special education, and their critical thinking on how to ensure that students with disabilities receive free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. The authors present divergent perspectives on the issues and concerns, including: (a) the emergence of more constructivistic instruction approaches that focus increasingly on higher order thinking; (b) new organization structures for administering schools; (c) standards-based reform and the use of high stakes testing for evaluating students; (d) the changing population and the increasingly diverse demographics of the students served in the public schools; (e) the onset of the information age and the increasingly visible role of technology in the schools and the workplace; (f) concerns about student discipline and violence in schools; (g) the continuing shortage of qualified and certified special education teachers, and (h) trends in higher education focused on the reform of teacher education such as changing standards for knowledge and skills, preparing teachers for changing roles as mentors, and changes in the teacher education process that may have precipitated or influenced issues in the field. For special education providers such as parents and teachers and for anyone interested in the field of special education.

Special Education Practice

Author: James L. Paul
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
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Many policy questions are today facing the field of special education. This book, Special Education Practice: Applying the Knowledge, Affirming the Values, and Creating the Future, takes a look at the current state of special education research, policy, practice and teacher education. The book, which includes papers (presented as chapters) written by leaders in the field who were commissioned for this project, examines where special education is heading and provides some direction for the future.

Due Process In Special Education

Author: Milton Budoff
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Report On Reforming Wisconsin S School Funding System

Author: Morris D. Andrews
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Students With Disabilities And Special Education

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How Classroom Teachers From One Building Perceive Proposed Changes In Special Education

Author: Cheryl Louise Klobucar
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