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Running head: SPECIAL EDUCATION REFORM 1 Significant Special Education Reform During the Last 100 Years Chelsee’ Sostand Grand Canyon University: EDU-535 Instructor Kimber Underdown October 31, 2018 Significant Education Reform During the Last 100 Years
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Running head: SPECIAL EDUCATION REFORM 2 Over the last 100 years, Special Education has made major changes for children with dis- abilities. Several laws have been passed, that allow students with special needs access to the same opportunities for education as their peers. A evident change in education occurred follow- ing the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which implied that all stu- dents with disabilities such as serious academic, social, emotional, and physical problems are en- titled to educational access (Truscott et al., 2015). Many students integrated into general educa- tion classrooms, and at that moment special education changed. These reforms were mandated and significant changes in Special Education continued to improve. These improvements pro- vided special needs to students with high quality instruction within the general classroom. Education for All Handicapped Children Act/IDEA The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA was established in the 1990s and modified the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. This legislation, grants students with moderate to severe disabilities the right to participate in the same activities as children with special needs, in general education classrooms. For the first time, this passage, assured that all children gain access to a free appropriate public education regardless of the nature or severity of the disability (Mackey 2014). While many instructors’ attitudes towards inclusion were positive, negative perspectives were displayed as well. Teachers felt that, placing students with learning disabilities in inclusion classrooms would hinder the students’ success, as a result causing failure.
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