ERIC Number: ED140519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming as an Approach to Special Education Services: Organization and Training.
Solomon, Susan R.
Examined in the document is the conclusion of a study on mainstreaming by J. Birch which purports a definite organizational structure for effective delivery of services to handicapped children and the necessity for a training component to assure effectiveness of organizational structure. The first section supports the concept of mainstreaming with a review of literature pertaining to the following issues: the legal precedent for a comprehensive program for an appropriate delivery of educational services, the conceptual basis for a mainstream model to effectively deliver a comprehensive educational program, alternative mainstream models for the delivery of services, and the reason why mainstreaming is the most desirable special education arrangement. In the second section--which stresses the need for appropriate inservice teacher education--the role and expectations of the special educator, the role and expectations of the regular educator, training programs for preparing educators, and alternative training models are reviewed. (SBH)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Exceptional Child Services, Handicapped Children, Inservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, Mainstreaming, Models, Research Reviews (Publications), Special Education Teachers, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A