Stories of Hope and Decline Interest Group Effectiveness in National Special Education Policy

@inproceedings{Itkonen2009StoriesOH,
  title={Stories of Hope and Decline Interest Group Effectiveness in National Special Education Policy},
  author={Tiina Itkonen},
  year={2009}
}
This study analyzes parent and professional organizations' effectiveness in national special education policy from 1975 to the present. Of specific interest are the relationships between groups' policy victories, how groups construct their political messages, and organizational characteristics. The research is significant in that it is one of the first major studies of education client groups that examines group effectiveness over several decades. Drawing from coded Congressional testimonies… CONTINUE READING

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