ERIC Number: ED330158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Three examples of successful integration efforts in England are presented. Springfield Junior School in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, originally comprised three separate institutions--an ordinary junior school, a special unit for children with severe learning difficulties, and a special unit for children with moderate learning difficulties. The three units began to merge in 1981, with the aim of integrating as fully as possible children with varying degrees of disability and difficulty in a way that all children benefit. The Leeds Education Authority in Leeds, West Yorkshire, established a Hearing Impaired Service to achieve total integration of deaf pupils from age 9 to post 16 and to implement a bilingual policy (sign language and English). At Kingsway College in Camden, London, integration has been evolving for 20 years to include students (ages 16 and over) with physical disabilities and learning difficulties. The three case examples describe development of special services, teaching methods, attitudinal changes, social integration, and cost effectiveness. (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Social Integration
Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, 415 Edgware Rd., London NW2 6NB England (two pounds, fifty pence).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, London (England).
Note: Funds were provided by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.