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Elementary Education and Teaching

2006

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Responses From The Field, Roberta Weaver, Shauna M. Adams, Mary F. Landers Jun 2006

Responses From The Field, Roberta Weaver, Shauna M. Adams, Mary F. Landers

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DeFiore (2006) provides a comprehensive review of elements that have shaped the state of special education in Catholic schools. The article speaks of the bishops’ vision without teeth and the theoretical support provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA). DeFiore discusses the demand for services that are not met because of a lack of resources, expertise, and funding. The article concludes by allowing that much has occurred over the past decade, but more is needed.

To meet this need, DeFiore states that diocesan and local leaders must face the challenge of inspiring the laity to ...