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ERIC Number: ED109052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-14
Pages: 27
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Approaches to Mainstreaming.
Bundschuh, Ernest L.
At present, a number of creative approaches are being employed with regard to learning problems. In the past, learning problems were dealt with in segregated classrooms or schools. Although future approaches are still a matter of conjecture, mainstreaming will figure as an important factor in these approaches. Two approaches currently used in integrated activity curricula are described in this paper: (a) the physical activity program that encompasses regular and adapted physical education programs as well as intramurals and interscholastic sports, and (b) the program that diverts physical education students into specialized class settings. Traditional categorical methods of educating children are no longer of much value. Because physical educators have always been faced with a wide range of individual ability levels, they should be least threatened of all teachers by the introduction of students at different ability levels. The physical education program should be a well balanced one, including motor ability capacities as well as functional fitness and recreational skill development. The Athens Unit of the Georgia Retardation Center represents a position similar to that experienced by a learning development teacher: children identified by the public school or other learning-service agencies as having difficulty in developing their abilities are referred to the Center for short-term diagnostic workup of an educational program that suits the child and can be continued upon return to the community setting. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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