ERIC Number: ED096806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
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Children Without Labels: ESEA Title III Project 1232; "Handicapped Children in the Regular Classroom".
Fountain Valley School District, CA.
Described is a project in which 60 educable mentally handicapped (EMH) and 30 educationally Handicapped (EH) students were placed in regular classes and provided with individually prescribed programs based on daily assessment and prescription by a resource teacher. Information is provided on the California school district implementing the project and on such aspects of the program as its scope, personnel, organization, services, instructional equipment and materials, budget, parent-community involvement, and evaluation. It is explained that pre- and posttest measures were given to assess the project objectives concerned with pupils' growth in academic achievement, acceptance by regular classroom teachers and students, and self-concept. Data are reported to show that EMR students made an average of 9 months growth in reading and 12 months growth in mathematics, that EH students achieved an average of 11 months growth in reading and 12 months growth in mathematics, that there was no difference in the teachers' overall perception of handicapped versus nonhandicapped students as measured by Osgood's Semantic Differential, and that the majority of students reached criterion levels of self-concept as measured by the Stick Figure Test and the Auditory Self-Concept Measuring Instrument. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fountain Valley School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III