The Regular Education Initiative Debate: Its Promises and Problems

@article{Davis1989TheRE,
  title={The Regular Education Initiative Debate: Its Promises and Problems},
  author={William Edmund Davis},
  journal={Exceptional Children},
  year={1989},
  volume={55},
  pages={440 - 446}
}
  • W. Davis
  • Published 1 February 1989
  • Education
  • Exceptional Children
The most intense and controversial issue presently receiving attention in the special education professional literature is the Regular Education Initiative (REI) debate. The proposed merger of special and regular education into a unitary system has attracted both strong advocates and critics. This article examines the current parameters of this discourse, identifies specific problems and issues related to this debate, and suggests strategies for overcoming perceived obstacles and improving the… 
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