ERIC Number: ED232391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Documentation of the Implementation of the Special Education Pilot Project, #168.
Erwin, L.; Wright, E. N.
A 2-year pilot program in Toronto, Ontario, used in-school learning centers (LC) to enable 60 variously handicapped students in three junior schools to withdraw from self-contained classes and mainstream into regular classes. To develop the program, a Special Education Work Group performed such activities as writing issue papers, visiting 12 schools, and preparing a plan to implement the LCs in eight schools with a 3-team approach. Inservice training was based on the total staff approach to ensure that regular teachers would receive adequate direction and preparation to work with students from self-contained classes. A 3-phase timeline entailed strategies for teachers prior to project implementation (phase 1), development of strategies to meet teacher and school needs early in the project (phase 2), and in-school team activity and student evaluation from the middle to the end of the project (phase 3). Implementation and operation of the LCs included pupil selection and placement, and delivery of services. Profiles and progress of LC pupils indicated such evaluation results as that 92 percent of students made good to excellent progress, and that five target pupils were mainstreamed. Documented in the appendix are reasons for limited response by principals to the pilot project. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Ontario (Toronto)