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Itkonen, Tiina – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
PL 94-142 fundamentally changed the lives of children with disabilities, families, and professionals. The policy opened school doors for all children, regardless of the type or degree of their disability. This article examines the policy in its historical context with a framework grounded in social sciences. The historical analysis is helpful in…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Leafstedt, Jill M.; Itkonen, Tiina; Arner-Costello, Fran; Hardy, Amber; Korenstein, Bernard; Medina, Matthew; Medina, Eileen; Murray, Alan; Regester, April – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
This article presents a panel discussion held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA), commonly referred to as PL 94-142. The panel discussion was one part of a statewide Commemoration in California. A seven member panel, consisting of families and educators were invited to share their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Education, Focus Groups, Federal Legislation