Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children is a journal that presents articles, research and papers concerning students who are gifted and disabled. Since it was founded in 1934, it is produced quarterly. The journal is published by the Council for Exceptional Children.Subjects for Exceptional Children include education. The senior director is Doug Falke.

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 1, Fall

A Longitudinal Analysis of Shifting Policy Landscapes in Special and General Education Reform
********* Over a 10-year period, three separate, but related, state-level policy initiatives were implemented in Vermont in an effort to reform special and general education through improving student performance and increasing the capacity of general...
Exceptional Children: Familiar Paths and New Directions
Almost 20 years ago, Exceptional Children shifted from a journal edited in-house at the offices of The Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) to a journal edited by a scholar in the field. Jim Ysseldyke at the University of Minnesota served as the editor...
Independent Educational Evaluations under IDEA '97: It's a Testy Matter
********** A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF A CONTROVERSIAL PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARD With the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Pub. L. No. 94-142) in 1975, Code 300.503, Congress granted parents the right to obtain an independent...
Schoolwide Planning to Improve Paraeducator Supports
********** Increasingly paraeducators (also known as paraprofessionals, teacher aides, instructional assistants) are being utilized as a key service delivery support to assist in educating students with a range of disabilities in general education...
Secondary School Curricula Issues: Impact on Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
********** Will standards-based education negate the benefits of individualized education for children and youth with disabilities? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA; Public Law 105-17) and the No Child Left...
Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities: Views of Parents and Teachers
********** A critical marker of the success of special education services is the degree to which students with disabilities become a guiding force in their own lives (Agran, Blanchard, & Wehmeyer, 2000; Wehmeyer, 1992). Halpern (1994, p. 118)...
What We Know and Need to Know about Alternate Assessment
An important way states have been implementing school reform in recent years is through the use of large-scale state and district assessments for student and school accountability. These assessments are used to determine if students have met state...