ERIC Number: ED116372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Making It Work: Practical Ideas for Integrating Exceptional Children into Regular Classes.
Aiello, Barbara, Ed.
Intended for special education and regular teachers, the guide contains brief articles on the nature of mainstreaming handicapped children; mainstreaming models at the preschool, elementary school, and secondary school levels; specific suggestions for setting up mainstreaming programs, and interviews with five persons involved in mainstream education. The definition, development, and characteristics of mainstreaming are discussed by Jack Birch. Specific programs are described by Eleanore Lewis (Lexington Nursery and Kindergarten School), Robert Prouty (the diagnostic/prescriptive teacher), and Maxine Counihan (Mark Twain Programs). Readings providing practical information on setting up mainstreaming programs include "How to Set Up a Resource Room with No Money, No Materials, No Nothing" (Barbara Aiello); "Juggling and a Resource Teacher's Time" (Aiello); "Managing Your Instructional Material Dollar" (Sandra Boland); "Preparing Children for a Handicapped Classmate" (Elizabeth Pieper); "A Collection of Criterion-Referenced Tests" (Joan Knapp); and "The Case for Integrated Schooling" (Lisa Blumberg). Also included are transcripts of interviews with five persons involved in mainstream education: an administrator, a resource teacher, a regular classroom teacher, the parent of a mainstreamed child, and a mainstreamed child. (DB)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Interviews, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Resource Room Programs, Resource Teachers, Teaching Guides
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($5.50, Publication Number 120)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.