ERIC Number: ED363037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Your School Climate for Integration and Developing Strategies for Change [and] From Vision to Commitment. Kaleidoscopes: Project Change.
Winnipeg School Div. Number 1, Manitoba (Canada).
Two papers address integration of students with disabilities and the implementation of change in special education services in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) schools. The first paper briefly describes such Winnipeg programs as Project CHAMPS, which focuses on establishing enabling learning environments; the furtherance of human rights and accessibility in the schools; the Discover project, an active learning program on disability awareness; the Banner Project in which students create banners around the theme of integrating individuals with exceptionalities, which are then hung in community businesses; the Circle of Friends project, in which students commit to helping another student with special needs; the Yes I Can awards for students with disabilities; certificates of recognition for students who have assisted special needs students); and Project Learn, which promotes use of enabling technology in special education and employment. The second paper describes the overall goals and services of Winnipeg special education services and reports on progress during 1991/92. Summary program descriptions and data for several of the projects described in the first paper are provided. Finally, a mission statement lists nine beliefs of the Winnipeg special education department. (DB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Social Integration, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Winnipeg School Div. Number 1, Manitoba (Canada).
Identifiers: Winnipeg School Division Number 1 MB
Note: Paper distributed following a presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).