ERIC Number: ED184260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Least Restrictive Environment Challenge: Preliminary Considerations for Educators. An Inservice Training Package.
Ford, Karen; Stjernberg, Lloyd
The document provides a guide to implementing a 2 day workshop designed to enhance administrators' and classroom teachers' awareness and understanding of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and the least restrictive environment (LRE) concept and to improve attitudes regarding the education of handicapped students in general education classrooms. First day activities deal with the rights of students and clarification of teaching values through self awareness activities. Second day activities begin with an introduction to individual attributes; then, through various small group activities, focus shifts to handicapped individuals. A discussion of P.L. 94-142 follows, and the LRE requirement of the law is explained. Additional activities focus on sharing the participants' understanding of and attitudes toward serving handicapped individuals in the regular classroom setting. The final activity allows the participants to actually design a LRE. Each workshop contains instructions to the facilitator, module objectives, a script to be followed for presentation, and masters of handouts and overhead transparencies needed to conduct the workshop. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Midwest Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: For related information, see EC 123 282 and EC 123 284.