America 2000 and Special Education: Can the Two Be Merged?

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This paper uses systems theory and force field analysis to evaluate the potential for combining special education with America 2000 national educational strategy and goals.

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Pazey, Barbara L. April 9, 1993.

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This paper uses systems theory and force field analysis to evaluate the potential for combining special education with America 2000 national educational strategy and goals.

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Abstract: This paper uses systems theory and force fieldanalysis to evaluate the potential for combining special educationwith America 2000 national educational strategy and goals. A briefhistory of educational reform attempts is followed by an explanationof systems theory and the school as a social system. Force fieldanalysis is used as a tool for identifying the major internal andexternal forces impacting change efforts proposed by America 2000. Anoverview of the major components of America 2000 and evaluationprocedures highlights issues of concern and implications for specialneeds populations. Suggestions include the incorporation of aninclusion model, supported by collaborative efforts between regularand special education; outcomes-based curriculum and unbiasedaccountability measures; experiential, technological, andmulticultural curriculum components; and choice of academic and/orvocational preparation and training. A similar overview format isfollowed in the representation of each of the six national goals. Anexhortation for special education professionals to communicateconcerns related to America 2000 and special populations is given,emphasizing the expediency of such efforts.

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  • Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, April 5-9, 1993. San Antonio, Texas.

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Pazey, Barbara L. America 2000 and Special Education: Can the Two Be Merged?, paper, April 9, 1993; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1225789/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Education.