We have worked since the early 1980s to improve/promote the following principles:
Equity. Every student should be provided with equal access to all components of high quality programs, with a full range of supplementary services and modifications he or she needs to succeed in the most integrated setting possible.
Participatory Governance. Students, parents, teachers, and community members should participate fully in all significant aspects of planning, implementing, and program assessment.
The VOCED Project also assists those in the field -- including advocates, schools and education agencies, and parents – in reforming programs and implementing these principles.
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