LRE and FAPE

Please read the article Least restrictive environment: How do we prepare both our special educators and our general educators to comply with the provision? (Keuhne, 1998).

According to IDEA, what do the terms Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) mean? How does inclusion fit into the big picture of LRE? Further, also discuss the legal ramifications of the LRE provision as mandated by IDEA, the relative and dynamic properties of LRE, and the collaborative dimension of implementing LRE for students in special education. Lastly, discuss any of your own personal experiences in being a part of an IEP team for a student where LRE was determined or any insights you might have on ensuring LRE and FAPE for all students.

Guided Response: Respond to at least two classmates’ by Day 7. Discuss any of your own personal insights on collaborating effectively to determine the LRE for a student or ask for clarification from another classmate using an example or illustration to assert your own perspective.

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