ERIC Number: ED215479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming: Some Additional Perceptions from Classroom to Higher Education.
Budnick, Albert, Ed.
Forum, v7 n1 Spr 1981
Nine articles provide perceptions of teachers, administrators, parents, teacher educators, and others on the mainstreaming of handicapped children. In "One Parent's View of Mainstreaming," a parent recounts her son's successful experience. "Justice is Affordable--Securing the Entitlements of PL 94-142" by M. Thompson and R. Peck, reviews compliance with the Education for All Handicapped Children Act especially in New York State and City. The article titled "A Rose is a Rose is a Rose" by E. Rothman gives examples of mainstreaming gone awry and blames educational bureaucrats for such misapplications. P. Wittschen, a beginning teacher, tells about "My Experience in Mainstreaming" and proposes that successful mainstreaming depends on student motivation, teacher support, class acceptance, and parental and administration support. P. Seidenberg writes about "Meeting the Challenge of PL 94-142--A View from a Dean's Grant" and stresses the importance of communication between university and field personnel (teachers, counselors, students, and parents). "Mainstreaming--A Teacher's Perspective (What's Going on Here?)" by H. Gollub and G. Flaherty describes a New York project to deliver supportive services and training to regular classroom teachers. B. Polifka, in "Deep in the Maddening Mainstream," gives negative and positive examples of mainstreaming and suggests ongoing programs to sensitize children and adults to the needs of the handicapped, better preparation of teachers receiving mainstreamed children, and consistent parameters for behavior throughout a child's program. The final article, "Putting It All Together" by H. Greene, stresses the role of the faculty and administrators of schools of education in making mainstreaming work. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes, Peer Acceptance, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
The Forum, 582 Baldy Hall, SUNY/Buffalo, Amherst, NY 14260 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Buffalo. New York State Federation of Chapters.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act