Driving Change in Special Education

Driving Change in Special Education

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Written by one of the best-known and most-respected leaders of special education policy, this book examines the past, present, and potential futures of special education in the United States. The core of its method is a description of four engines of change that drive policy-making: legislation, court decisions, administrative rule-making (or regulations), and professional initiatives. The author begins with an overview of special education and the importance of decision-making, with regards to special education. Next, he provides a more in depth look at the special education support system, with reference to the four engines of change. He then, discusses gifted students and outside forces, and concludes with a chapter about the future for special education and social policy. Five students with different disabilities are highlighted throughout the book to illustrate specific legal issues and service delivery models.The pattern of delays and strengths form the hallmark of the individualized family service plan (IFSP), mandated for children with disabilities and their families from birth to age 5. A more extended discussion of the IFSP may be seen in Chapteranbsp;...

Title:Driving Change in Special Education
Author:James John Gallagher
Publisher:Paul H Brookes Publishing Company - 2006-01-01


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