ERIC Number: ED125053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Collecting Baseline Data for the Least Restrictive Alternative.
Wiener, William K.; Rudisill, Marie S.
This paper argues that implementing recent federal and state mandates requiring the placement of special students in "the least restrictive educational alternative" necessitates the collection of baseline data on the existing organizational status of affected schools, the current level of teacher preparedness, and community receptivity toward the proposed change. The authors describe in detail five research instruments that are appropriate for gathering such baseline data and discuss the way these instruments were used to prepare for the mainstreaming of exceptional students at Signal Run Elementary School in North Carolina. The instruments used in the Signal Run project included Feitler's Profile of a School--Form T, Blumberg and Amidon's Teacher Perception of Principal Behavior instrument, Schutz's Val-Ed instrument, a Resource Room Questionnaire developed by the authors, and Wiener and Blumberg's Parent-School Community Questionnaire. The appendix summarizes data gathered through the use of these instruments during the Signal Run project. (JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Behavior Analysis (Chicago, Illinois, 1976)