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Mainstreaming Retarded Students
Goals of integrating the mildly disabled. Examining legal issues, placement decisions, role of parents & teachers, assessment and curriculum.
# 13240 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Special) , Psychology (Social)


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"The federal government's goal for instruction of mentally retarded students is their education in what is termed the least restrictive environment (LRE). This goal is set forth in the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (amended in 1986 then reauthorized and renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1991. The LRE has been broadly defined as the handicapped student's full integration into his or her family, home, and community. This concept is also known as mainstreaming. Mainstreaming even mildly mentally retarded students has met with resistance in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, based partly on the perception that students identified as mentally retarded are more severely and clinically disabled. The future implications of this trend are that mildly mentally retarded students will continue to be.."

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