ERIC Number: ED188369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Public Law 94-142: A Case for Organizational Readiness.
Sivage, Carol A.
To determine the relationship of organizational characteristics to the effective implementation of mainstreaming as mandated in P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, the responses of 99 Oregon schools to a questionnaire were analyzed. Multiple regression and correlational techniques were used. The regression equation formed of the nine most significant variables accounted for 64% of the total variance in effective mainstreaming. Significant variables included clarity of school mainstreaming goals, staff knowledge, communication between principal and special educators, principal's advocacy and leadership style, and school size. It is concluded that successful implementation of mainstreaming depends on a more systemwide approach involving the whole school. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act