Faculty Publications

Title

Social Workers as Advocates: A Case Example

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Children and Schools

Volume

9

Issue

4

First Page

253

Last Page

263

Abstract

The proposed regulatory changes to P.L. 94–142 in 1982 were extensive and directly affected social workers, children in need of special education and their parents, and other professionals. To evaluate the extent and type of action taken by social work organizations and individuals, the U.S. Department of Education reviewed testimony presented at 11 public hearings and more than 19, 000 written comments, almost all opposing the proposed deregulation. This article reports the findings from that review and offers suggestions for more effective political action efforts in the future. © 1987 by National Association of Social Workers, Inc.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1987

DOI of published version

10.1093/cs/9.4.253

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