ERIC Number: ED235625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs in Education (E241): An Alternative System: A Special Imagination, Unit 16. Second Edition.
Booth, Tony; And Others
The last of 16 booklets designed for use in an Open University course on the education of handicapped students in the United Kingdom, this text focuses on integration and ways it might be pursued. Questions are posed for the student to answer concerning various aspects of integration, including the amount of centralization needed, the effects of limited resources, and integration as a basic right for all. An ideal for an integrated school, with heavy community involvement and mixed ability teaching is posed. Ways in which integration can be pursued at the national, local, school, and individual levels are explored. Such factors as school curriculum and organization, teacher roles, and pre- and post-school programs are addressed. A final section considers barriers to change (such as official resistance and professional caution) as well as agents for change (including parents and advocacy organizations). (CL)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Models, Normalization (Handicapped), Student Placement
Open University Educational Enterprises, Ltd., 12 Cofferidge Close, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1BY England (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: For other course components, see EC 160 461-476.