ERIC Number: ED121020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Placement: Issues and Alternatives. A Decision Systems Module.
Cawley, John F.; And Others
The manual is designed to be used with a 22-minute film to provide individualized instruction on a decision systems approach to special education placement for mildly handicapped students. It is explained that the film poses simulated confrontations between an elementary school teacher, principal, guidance counselor, and parents. The material in the manual is organized according to 35 objectives, each requiring the completion of several tasks. Provisions are made for the instructor to monitor individual student progress through the use of attainment sheets. Tasks and objectives are provided for such topics as behavioral characteristics of the mildly handicapped, formal and informal assessment, special education delivery systems, parent involvement in the placement decision, labeling and categorizing, least restrictive alternative, sources of test biases, observing and recording behavior, accountability and finance, socialization and peer interaction, teacher competencies, litigation, and advocacy. Listed are field resources (such as a school psychologist and resource teacher) the student is directed to visit and interview. (CL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Child Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Decision Making, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Films, Handicapped Children, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labeling (of Persons), Parent Role, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($10.00, publication number 121; Black and White 16mm film, $125.00, product number 121A, time 22 minutes)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.