ERIC Number: ED344383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Services Executive Summary [and] Review. Yellowhead School Division No. 12.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.; Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Edmonton (Alberta).
This report documents an evaluation study of the Yellowstone (Alberta) school district's program of full integration of students with disabilities (from 1986-1991). The executive summary highlights the historical context, the implementation process, and program outcomes and impacts. The study's limitations are listed and recommendations are made for the development of a secondary model for integration. An introductory chapter reviews the development of the full integration program and the evaluation study. Chapter 2 provides a contextual framework by examining the literature on educational change in schools and by reviewing integration from the perspective of system-level change, of administrators, teachers, students, and parents. Chapter 3 gives an overview of the research methods used in this study including individual student analyses, case studies of specific schools, and a district wide survey. The fourth chapter is a chronological review of the development of the integration concept from the perspective of Yellowhead's senior administrators. Chapter 5 presents a series of case studies which describe the change process at six Yellowhead schools. Chapter 6 presents the results of a district wide survey of all school based staff (274 returned surveys) on perceptions and attitudes concerning integration. Chapter 7 provides the results of an assessment of students' academic and social emotional behavioral adjustment in the six case study schools. Chapter 8 reports on interviews conducted with 47 parents concerning integration. Finally, Chapter 9 reviews the findings and presents recommendations. Appendices present Yellowhead policies, detailed survey results, and interview protocols. (48 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Social Integration, Student Adjustment, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.; Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta (Yellowstone)
Note: Separately printed 8-page "Executive Summary" inserted at front.