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Living with Spina BifidaA Guide for Families and Professionals$
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Adrian Sandler, M.D.

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807855478

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807867860_sandler

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Focus on Education and Work

Focus on Education and Work

(p.223) Chapter 11 Focus on Education and Work
Living with Spina Bifida

Adrian Sandler

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes how the ongoing debates about education in the United States have caused us to focus on the many problems facing schools. Violence, poverty, drugs, and declining standards are of great concern and raise enormous public policy issues. Sometimes, in a climate such as this, it is easy to forget the positive as we focus on the negative. Indeed, many positive trends exist in American education. In no area is this more true than in the education of children with differences. Only twenty years ago, almost half of all children with special needs were out of school or inappropriately placed. Typically, they were in selfcontained and separate settings; had severe restrictions on activities and educational experiences; and suffered isolation, rejection, and humiliation from their peers. There was a widespread lack of awareness regarding disabilities on the part of teachers and school administrators. Most parents, although unhappy with the system, felt excluded from the process and powerless to effect changes.

Keywords:   debates about education, United States, public policy issues, American education, children with differences

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