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Topic: Instruction and Intervention Issues
Subcategory: Big Picture
Summary: This chapter discusses nine contextual factors of trends that relate to the education of students with disabilities: legislative mandates, the standards-based reform movement, curriculum and structural demands, absence of comprehensive service delivery systems, confusion with regard to the role of special educators, cultural and linguistic diversity, the prevalence of violence and fear, negative value systems, and family and community dynamics.