ERIC Number: ED192472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Report on the District-Wide Interviews in Special Education: Teacher Satisfaction, Student Integration, and Student Satisfaction, Spring 1978.
Barrick, Stanley W.; And Others
Over 200 interviews were conducted with students and teachers at the elementary, intermediate, and high school levels to investigate satisfaction with the San Juan School District (California) Master Plan, suggestions for the improvement of services, and satisfaction with the integration of the special education students. Teachers were generally satisfied with the Master Plan and saw improvements in parental involvement, the individualized teaching style, and student self concepts. Factors responsible for unsuccessful cases were reported as class behavior problems, motivation problems, and attendance problems. Integration of the learning development class (LDC) was less successful than the integration of the resource specialist class (RSP) student. Among findings related to integration were the following: the LDC student was usually integrated for physical education; at nearly all levels more RSP students than LDC students said they had friends in the regular classes; approximately half of the LDC students said most of their friends were in the LDC room; the use of labels appeared to be at a minimum; the stigma that the students attached to special education appeared to be at a minimum, except for the intermediate LDC student; the special education students generally agreed that they were being helped; and the RSP and high school LDC students were satisfied with their placement, but nearly half of the elementary LDC students and nearly three fourths of the intermediate LDC students did not agree with their placement. Sample questionnaires are appended. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.