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ERIC Number: ED370327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Regular Education Initiative: A Blueprint for Success. A Description of a Statewide Implementation Project in Illinois.
Whitworth, Jerry
This paper defines the Regular Education Initiative (REI) as encouraging both regular and special education personnel to work together more effectively to provide the best education possible for all children, by adapting the regular education environment to better accommodate the student's needs. The paper discusses the results of a statewide effort to implement the REI in Illinois. It presents a conceptual model which outlines effective principles and practices found to be successful in implementing the REI at the local school level. Each aspect of the framework is discussed with specific suggestions for successful implementation. The model calls for a commitment to change, a school-wide approach, a team concept, a network of services/resources, planning/communication, skills in effective practices, staff development, evaluation/feedback, and focus on individual students. The paper concludes that by observing and following these principles, schools can significantly increase their opportunities for success, and the Regular Education Initiative will evolve from promise into reality. (Contains 26 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois