ERIC Number: ED224922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Least Restrictive Environment. Policy Paper Series: Document 2.
Treichel, Janet M., Ed.
Six position papers address issues and identify relevant processes and policies relating to the least restrictive environment (LRE). The first paper highlights research findings concerning local policies relative to identification, assessment, and placement of handicapped, disadvantaged, and limited English-proficient students in vocational education programs. Other sections discuss typical coordination issues between Comprehensive Employment and Training Act programs, vocational education, and mainstreaming policies and practices. Addressed to regular and special educators, the second paper emphasizes some realistic and practical factors involved in the academic and social integration of handicapped children. The third paper draws implications for vocational education personnel development from the LRE policy. The fourth paper reviews the literature addressing the least restrictive alternative in vocational education. Experiences in delivering vocational services to teachers of handicapped students are also described. Recommendations are made for planning, staff development, curriculum, and instructional materials. The fifth paper considers the importance of advisory and advocacy input regarding the LRE. The sixth paper focuses on needs assessment pertaining to the LRE, the extent to which LRE needs assessment data are incorporated into statewide evaluation and information systems, and the interagency linkages necessary for comprehensively assessing vocational education needs relative to LRE. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Advocacy, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Employment Programs, Faculty Development, Federal Programs, Handicap Identification, Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Policy, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Leadership Training Inst./Vocational and Special Education.