ERIC Number: ED145609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Visually Impaired Students in the Mainstream.
Martin, Glenda J.; Hoben, Mollie
The handbook on the successful mainstreaming of visually impaired students provides a description of four mainstreaming programs, a discussion of principles and practices derived from the four programs, and practical suggestions for classroom teachers who will have a visually impaired student for the first time. Part I examines four successful mainstream programs, identifies the elements of success, and describes the interrelated roles and responsibilities of regular and special educators. Part II presents--in question and answer format--one perspective on how the general conceps and attitudes upon which successful mainstream programs are built become translated into the daily activities and responses of the educators in such areas as mobility, curriculum content, and peer relationships. Considered in Part III are an expanded concept of support (which includes development of daily living skills and personal independence) for visually impaired children in the mainstream, descriptions of how several school districts are responding to the expanded concept challenge, and the implications of meeting the expanded concept challenge. (SBH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Special Education Teachers, Success, Teacher Role, Teachers, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales Unit, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 (Publication No. 159, $3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Leadership Training Inst. for Special Education, Minneapolis, Minn.