ERIC Number: ED231152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Mainstreaming: Next Steps in Teacher Education.
Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed.
Eight papers from a 1982 meeting of the Dean's Grant Projects examine issues related to the current status and future needs of mainstreaming handicapped students. M. Reynolds begins with "Facing the Future in Dean's Grant Projects," in which he examines the progress of Dean's Grants and suggests that the future will bring problems regarding classifications, changing social situations, and related services. In "The 1980s: Teacher Preparation Programs, Handicapped Children, and the Courts," T. Gilhool recaps relevant litigation concerning state of the art vs. state of the practice. R. Johnson and D. Johnson suggest ways to promote constructive student-student interaction in "The Social Structure of School Classrooms.""Foundations Aspects of Teacher-Education Programs: A Look to the Future" by C. Lucas suggests the need for major reforms in the role of educational foundations courses. In "A Time to Move for Quality in Teacher Education," D. Scannell identifies reasons for the need to initiate a major effort for excellence in teacher education. S. Lilly considers issues in mainstreaming in "The Education of Mildly Handicapped Children and Implications for Teacher Education," including the need to prepare special educators as well as regular educators. E. Sontag addresses the issues of relationships between special and regular education, the quality of educational programs, and the future of regular education preservice in his paper, "Perspectives on the Status and Future of Special Education and Regular Education." A. E. Blackhurst describes efforts at the University of Kentucky in "Noncategorical Special Education Teacher Preparation," and lists such benefits as better prepared teachers and reduced stereotyping. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Mainstreaming, Mild Disabilities, Peer Acceptance, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National Support Systems Project.
Identifiers: Deans Grant Project
Note: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Dean's Grant Projects (7th, Bloomington, MN, April 28-30, 1982).