ERIC Number: ED122466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Mainstreaming: An Overview and Update.
Higgins, Francis D.
OSSC Bulletin, v19 n7 p1-34 Mar 1976
The historical review places mainstreaming of exceptional children in the context of special education developments since World War II and recent legislation. The period since the War is noted to have produced an expansion of special education services. Among pressures described for changing the emphasis on special class placement are the influences of efficacy studies and behaviorism. Considered are aspects of special education's reorganization, including mainstreaming implementation factors, suggested models, and notes of caution. Stressed is the importance of intensive inservice training and diagnostic-prescriptive assistance for regular classroom teachers. (CL)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Exceptional Child Research, Handicapped Children, History, Legislation, Mainstreaming, Program Effectiveness, Research Reviews (Publications), Special Classes, Special Education
Oregon University, School of Education, Eugene, Oregon ($1.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.