ERIC Number: ED351843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Bishopswood: Good Practice Transferred.
Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, London (England).
This publication describes the program at Bishopswood Special School (Oxfordshire, England) which has gone from serving children (ages 2-16) with severe learning difficulties in a special school setting to full integration of all pupils and staff into three mainstream schools. Bishopswood School is described as currently having its own budget, governing body, headteacher, staff, and a pupil roll of 46, but no school building. This report opens with a background discussion of the decision to integrate, reviews the experience of the three partner schools, and outlines the establishment of the new Outreach Service. Additional sections provide information on buildings, curriculum, staffing, finance, and administration. The advantages and concerns of the Bishopswood approach are discussed in the final section, and an historical summary is provided as an appendix. Photographs illustrate the desegregation process. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Preschool Education, Program Development, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Resource Teachers, School Community Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Special Schools
Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, 415 Edgware Rd., London NW2 6NB England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, London (England).
Identifiers: Bishopswood School (England); England