Disability Classification in Education
Issues and Perspectives
- Lani Florian - The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Margaret J. McLaughlin - University of Maryland, USA
Policy & Planning | Special Education Identification | Special Education Law
'A unique, timeless collection that raises interesting questions about disability classification internationally.' - Wendy Dallman, Special Education Teacher, New London High School, WI
Promote equal educational opportunity through improved classification practices!
The identification of children for special educational services has long been a topic of debate. Are students classified accurately? Are adequate services available? Have systems designed to ensure equity instead resulted in discrimination?
Disability Classification in Education offers a comprehensive analysis of current classification systems and categorical labels in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries. Covering specific national policies from historical, sociological, and legal perspectives, this collection of articles from a group of esteemed educational researchers identifies the disparities between different classification systems and suggests changes based on recent requirements, challenges, and trends. Aligned with NCLB and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this edited volume examines:
The evolution of special education classification policies
The relevance of existing disability classification systems
Dilemmas educators face in using current classification procedures
Alternatives for serving learners with special needs
Approaches to developing a standardized or universal classification policy
Intended to stimulate discussion and spark change, this guide helps school or district administrators and university faculty improve the professional practice of those entrusted with the development and well-being of children with disabilities.
"Makes a strong contribution to the field, illuminating many issues and significant concerns."
“A unique, timeless collection that raises interesting questions about disability classification internationally.”
This book highlights the dilemmas about classification with reference to SEN. This was particularly useful given the recent legislation and Code of Practice in 2014 when discussing the impact of categorisation and Education & Health & Care Plans.
This book highlights key issues in disability classification in education. Several chapters give new perspectives on views and perspectives on disability which is the focus of the course Special education of today. It is recommended to students in the course "Special education of today".