ERIC Number: ED074678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Instructional Alternatives for Exceptional Children.
Deno, Evelyn N., Ed.
The monograph presents 15 papers on the provision of special education services within the regular classroom. Common areas of concern of many of the authors include the following: the separation of the regular and special education systems is not educationally sound; traditional ways of labeling handicapped children are of limited educational value; evaluation of outcomes of educational intervention is a public concern; the team approach to diagnosis and treatment has not been as effective as anticipated; and much of the child's learning takes place outside the school. The first section on programs training service strategists presents a paper each on the following five models: statistician, learning problems, consulting teacher, diagnostic prescriptive teacher, and classroom specialist. Resource systems are discussed in four papers of the second section which present precision teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels, a resource system for the educable mentally handicapped, and a general special education resource teacher model. Considered in the third section on structural change approaches are structural reform in an elementary school, structural reform in a total school district, preparing handicapped children for regular class participation, and clarifying sub-system service responsibilities. The final section offers commentaries on future directions and innovations. (DB)
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Trends, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Incidental Learning, Innovation, Mainstreaming, Program Evaluation, Resource Teachers, Teacher Education, Team Teaching
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1411 South Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Information Center on Exceptional Children.