ERIC Number: ED081149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-19
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Results of Questionnaire on Integration of Non-Sensory Handicapped Children.
Sattler, Joan; Notari, Carol
Reported is a descriptive analysis of observations made in Illinois schools (four school districts) and of responses from 29 special and regular teachers and administrators regarding integration of nonsensory mildly handicapped students. It is said that students formerly in special classes have been integrated in many regular classrooms and that the trend is for only students below the educable level to continue in self contained classrooms. The responses are based on the following interview topics: personal data, child related difficulties with integration; teacher related difficulties with integration, the ideal person to help with integration, the ideal educational program, and university course content. Some of the responses indicate that teachers frequently mentioned characteristics such as aggressiveness or social maladjustment as deterrents to appropriate functioning of special students in regular classrooms, and that teachers used behavioral modification techniques, and were enthusiastic about integration (provided supplementary support such as teacher teaming, and resource rooms continued). Other findings indicate that administrators preferred teachers with regular and special class experience to help with integration, whereas teachers preferred a crisis teacher knowledgeable about children's social-emotional difficulties; that both teachers and administrators liked a nongraded approach; and that administrators desired inclusion of two special education courses in university teacher programs, whereas teachers desired courses in remedial reading, social-emotional problems, and educational programing. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois