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Special Education for a New Century


reviewed by N. Kathleen Kosobud — 2006

coverTitle: Special Education for a New Century
Author(s): Lauren I. Katzman, Allison Gruner Gandhi, Wendy S. Harbour, and J.D. LaRock (Eds.)
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group, Cambridge
ISBN: 091669044X, Pages: 300, Year: 2005
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Special Education for a New Century comes at a significant time for policy makers, teacher educators and researchers, education leaders, and disability advocates.  Since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA) reauthorization in 2004, intended to align with No Child Left Behind (2001), the unexpected impact of the new accountability system is being felt by many of the nation’s schools.  This book is a follow-up to the Harvard Educational Review’s reprint volume: Special Education at the Century's End: Evolution of Theory and Practice Since 1970 (Hehir & Latus, eds., 1992), a retrospective look at the progress and future of special education from before the initial passage of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) of 1975.  Over 10 years later, this second compilation of classic articles and contemporary critiques invites readers to reappraise special education in the context of standards and accountability for all students. In spite of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1628-1638
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12286, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 6:05:15 AM

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  • N. Kosobud
    Michigan State University
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    KATHLEEN KOSOBUD is a Disability and Diversity Scholar in the Special Education doctoral program at Michigan State University, with interests in family-school collaborations and special education policy. She has worked with students with disabilities ranging from mild to severe for the past 25 years. She is on leave from the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Public Schools.
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