ERIC Number: ED116410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher, Please Don't Close the Door; The Exceptional Child in the Mainstream.
Jordan, June B., Ed.
Presented are 13 papers based on presentations by consultant and resource teachers, local and state administrators, higher education faculty, a specialist in educational change, and a parent at the Council for Exceptional Children's Invisible College Conference on Mainstreaming. Chapters include a listing of key ideas and discussions on the following topics: the provision of adequate educational opportunities for all children (Henry J. Bertness, et. al.); definition, development, and characteristics of mainstreaming (Jack W. Birch); the notion of mainstreaming in general and probable effects on the culturally different from the parent's point of view (John A. Aragon); the implementation of change in the schools (Aris A. Mallas, Jr.); the progressive inclusion approach to mainstreaming (Henry J. Bertness); the use of a mainstream team by the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District (Richard F. Hays); the role of the consultant (Susan E. Hasazi); the resource teacher program (Dorothy B. Harrison); mainstreaming in a rural community (Linn Malone); a program of behavioral counseling and individualized instruction with delinquent youths (Susan Colasuonno); planning and implementation of a comprehensive special education program (Don I. Partridge); the California Master Plan for Special Education based on the concept of the least restrictive alternative (Leslie Brinegar); and an example of higher education's role in mainstreaming (Hugh S. McKenzie). (SB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Conference Reports, Consultants, Cooperative Programs, Definitions, Delinquency, Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Resource Teachers, Rural Education
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($9.75, Publication No. 122)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Information Center on Exceptional Children.