Revitalizing Special Education for Children and Their Families: A New Era

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About the Course:

The information in this course is designed to provide ideas on ways to improve and revitalize special education for children and their families. It is a synthesis of the thoughts, suggestions, and wisdom of more than 100 recognized special education experts, including parents, medical researchers, individuals with disabilities, teachers, and others possessing special education expertise. Issues addressed include assessment, accountability, parental empowerment, teacher preparation, paperwork reduction, increased flexibility of regulations, and special education research.


U.S. Department of Education

Publication Date:

July 2002

Course Material Author

U.S. Department of Education Staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for education and health care professionals, especially school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, administrators, teachers, and nurses who seek knowledge about strategies for revitalizing special education for children and their families.. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify areas of particular concern regarding the current state of special education.

  2. Describe proposed ways of increasing flexibility in special education programs.

  3. Explain the roles that assessment, financing, and parental empowerment will play in a revitalized special education system.

  4. Illustrate how teacher preparation, training, and retention can be improved.

  5. Cite examples of proposed reforms in research and the dissemination of information regarding special education.

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Course Number 101071
4 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $27.88
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126 members have taken this course