The Foxfire Pedagogy: A Confluence of Best Practices for Special Education

Ensminger, E. Eugene; Dangel, Harry L.
March 1992
Focus on Exceptional Children;Mar1992, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p1
Academic Journal
The article reports on the high dropout rates for students with learning disabilities in the U.S. Follow-up studies were recently conducted on students with learning disabilities and other mild disabilities. The studies provided evidence that instructional programs designed for these children have been less effective. A study of the post-school status of students in mildly handicapped programs in Washington State has provided information for a curriculum reform. Students previously enrolled in special education programs received less than minimum wage whether graduate or dropped out.


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