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Reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act [Idea 2004]: The Peer-Reviewed Research Requirement
Journal of Disability Policy Studies (2010)
  • Susan Etscheidt, University of Northern Iowa
  • Christina M. Curran, University of Northern Iowa
Abstract
Due to an insufficient focus on efficacious practices, the reauthorized IDEA requires Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to base the selection of special education, related services, and supplementary aids and services on peer-reviewed research (PRR), to the extent practicable. This article examines the litigation addressing the PRR requirement, presents the federal policy initiatives to support implementation of PRR and the controversy surrounding an expanded federal influence, and poses several questions pertaining to the implementation of the PRR requirement.
Keywords
  • IDEA,
  • law,
  • policy
Publication Date
January 6, 2010
DOI
10.1177/1044207309360204
Citation Information
Susan Etscheidt and Christina M. Curran. "Reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act [Idea 2004]: The Peer-Reviewed Research Requirement" Journal of Disability Policy Studies Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2010) p. 29 - 39
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christina-curran1/4/