ERIC Number: ED216497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Administrator's Handbook on Integrating America's Mildly Handicapped Students. Special Education in Transition 3.
Talley, Ronda C., Ed.; Burnette, Jane, Ed.
The handbook discusses administrative strategies found successful in fostering the integration of mildly handicapped students in five states' school systems (California, Kansas, Massachusets, Minnesota, and Texas). In "Administrative Systems for Service Delivery," T. Oliver describes approaches to streamline referral to placement systems, help manage increased workloads (including the use of computers), and provide models for planning and resource allocation. G. Shellem ("Community Involvement") describes ways in which the schools can cooperate with community agencies and resources through interagency agreements and contractual arrangements. Strategies to strengthen "Communication" are considered by S. Raimondi, including internal school communications and use of the public media. R. Talley ("Personnel Utilization") presents examples of new or modified staff roles and describes team teaching strategies along with innovative ways to use paraprofessionals. The final topic, "Staff Development," by S. Elting covers planning for inservice, job embedded staff development, and job related staff development. (CL)
Descriptors: Administration, Communication Skills, Community Resources, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Mild Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, State Programs, Teacher Role
CEC Publications Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($19.50, Publication No. 240).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: J W K International Corp., Annandale, VA.
Identifiers: California; Kansas; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Texas