In the United States, PL 94-142 is now ten years old, and for a decade school districts have had the legal responsibility to provide for all exceptional children in the 'least restrictive environment.' However, the movement toward integrating exceptional children into regular classrooms is not restricted to the United States. Many countries have been exposed to a vigorous advocacy on.behalf of the handicapped for their right to enjoy an existence as close as possible to normal (Mitchell, 1981).
Winzer, M. A.,
& Fulmer, K. A.
Teacher Attitudes Toward the Mainstreaming of Exceptional Students: Effects of the Educational Climate.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 12(1).