ERIC Number: ED088262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Handicapped and Normal Children Learning Together. Summary of Project, 1970-1973.
Federal Way School District 210, WA.
The 3-year Title III elementary school project provided an individualized program for the 310 attending students to assess effectiveness of educating the 15% of the mildly handicapped mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabled students in a common school setting. Two trainer consultants, five teachers, 15 interns in training as well as instructional aides and community volunteers participated. Equipment such as tape recorders and language masters were used. The program specified objectives such as appropriate grade level gains by identified handicapped children (HC) to equal or exceed gains of a control group. The HC were identified through diagnostic tests, and were evaluated daily by behavioral rating measures. Results indicated no differences between gains of the HC and gains of the control group (students in another school receiving help in a resource room) for the first year, gains equal to gains of the control group during the second year, and gains equal to or greater than the total grade level group for grades 3, 5, and 6 in reading, and for grade 6 in mathematics during the third year. The results supported the hypothesis that mildly handicapped children in the same setting as normal peers could be educated with as much effectiveness as students who were given extra assistance away from the regular class. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Federal Way School District 210, WA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III