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ERIC Number: ED362496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Accomodative Strategies for Mainstreamed LD Students: High School Teachers' Perceptions of Reasonableness and Use.
Betancourt-Smith, Maria
P.L. 94-142 mandated that handicapped children be provided a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. This study was conducted to determine: (1) perceptions of high school teachers with respect to reasonableness of accomodative strategies for teaching mainstreamed learning disabled (LD) students; (2) teachers' use of accommodative strategies; and (3) factors that constrain teachers' use of accomodative strategies. Data were gathered from a pair of surveys and interviews with 38 high school teachers involved in mainstreaming. Data analysis revealed the following teacher perceptions: (1) mainstreaming is not working as it should; (2) few accommodative strategies for LD students are being used; (3) little or no training is offered for teaching handicapped students of any sort; (4) constraints imposed by school districts keep teachers from using accommodative strategies; and (5) administrators, operating under constraints imposed by governmental agencies, while complying with the law, are not allocating the resources that would provide the training, supervision, materials, and/or personnel that would help train teachers to use accommodative strategies. The paper concludes with recommendations for practice and recommendations for further research. (Contains 25 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Reasonable Accommodation (Disabilities); Resource Utilization
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Houston, TX, January 1992).