Capable of Achievement and Worthy of Respect: Education for Handicapped Students As If They Were Full-Fledged Human Beings

Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner; Gartner, Alan
September 1987
Exceptional Children;Sep1987, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p69
Academic Journal
The article argues that the education of all handicapped children in the U.S., as embodied in Public Law 94-142, cannot be accomplished by using a separate educational system. It is possible and desirable to establish programs for educating exceptional children without labeling them or extricating them from regular education programs. Instead of continuing the efforts to improve a separate system of education, special education advocates should focus on modifying the mainstream in order to make general education flexible and responsive for all students.


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