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NCJ Number: 119957 Find in a Library
Title: Complex Issue: Special Education in Corrections
Journal: Children and Youth Services Review  Volume:10  Dated:(1988)  Pages:345-350
Author(s): C G Grande; M A Koorland
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Correctional administrators generally cite three reasons for their inability to comply with The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (PL 94-142).
Abstract: The uniqueness of the correctional setting, lack of interagency cooperation, and lack of trained correctional special educators are typical reasons for noncompliance. A cadre of trained special education personnel is needed to implement the law within these specialized settings and to advocate and develop as necessary interagency agreements for appropriate services. The correctional/special education challenge requires a concerted and continuous response from special education departments at the university level to incorporate correctional/special education training components within their ongoing teacher preparation programs. 24 references.
Main Term(s): Inmate academic education
Index Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training; Persons with Disabilities
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