ERIC Number: ED127271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming: Helping Teachers Meet the Challenge.
National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.
Mainstreaming is defined as the conscientious effort to place handicapped children into the least restrictive educational setting that is appropriate for their needs. The primary objective of this process is to provide these children with the most appropriate and effective educational experiences that will enable them to become self-reliant adults. This report explores: (1) how mainstreaming is operationally defined and how widespread it is; (2) the implications of mainstreaming for the responsibilities and competencies of regular classroom teachers; (3) the adequacy of teacher preparation; and (4) the efforts toward matching the preparation and responsibilities of regular classroom teachers. There are seven chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) Mainstreaming: Definition and Practice; (3) Impacts of Mainstreaming on Teachers. Roles; (4) Preparation of Teachers: Present Status; (5) Local, State, and Federal Response; (6) Discussion and Assessment; and (7) Recommendations. Included is a listing of related documents. (DMT)
Descriptors: Academically Handicapped, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Team Teaching
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.