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No Need for 'Superteachers'

Richard Woolfson

The sweeping and controversia1 1978 American Education Act is now challenging many assumptions about the integration of handicapped with nonhandicapped children. The Act stated that al1 handicapped children should be educafed in mainstream schools, except in the most extreme cases. Professor Douglas Biklen of Syracuse University, New York, was commissioned by the Federal
Government to conduct a four-year evaluation of 45 different schemes. His fmdings knock down four particular myths.

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