ERIC Number: ED111124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Room Approach to Mainstreaming; Learning Center: Integrated Alternative to Special Education. Implementation Manual.
Rainear, Arthur D.; McCool, John
The manual explains how to plan, implement, and evaluate an alternative learning resource center approach to mainstreaming for elementary school students classified as educable mentally retarded, perceptually impaired, or neurologically impaired. (It is noted that a 3-year learning center demonstration project, funded under Title III, was developed to serve 58 handicapped students attending the Winslow Township, New Jersey public schools.) Summarized in chart form is the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) for identifying and implementing steps in developing a learning center program. Individual chapters are devoted to three major components: paving the way (including needs assessment and development of program acceptance); program planning and development (including goals, facilities, policies, and services); and program implementation and operation (including activities, screening and referral, and evaluation). Five appendixes include a statement of New Jersey's mainstream philosophy, guidelines for a resource room program, and a sample resource room observation form. (LH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Handicapped Children, Mainstreaming, Mild Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Neurological Impairments, Nontraditional Education, Perceptual Handicaps, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Resource Centers
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center, Pitman, NJ.; Winslow Township Public Schools, Blue Anchor, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III