ERIC Number: ED154552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Pupil Selection and Program Development Problems in Mainstreaming the Handicapped Child.
Munson, Harold L.; And Others
A cooperative approach to mainstreaming between a school for the deaf and a nearby regional Occupational Education Center of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State was investigated in four programs representing local variations of this model for partial mainstreaming. Three distinct periods of the mainstreaming effort were isolated for study: the period of selection, the period of orientation, and the period of articulation (when communications concerning learner needs and progress are being coordinated between the two facilities and home). Interviews were conducted with 120 administrator-supervisors, pupil personnel workers, and teachers. Among findings were that the need for information about the types and content of courses at the BOCES Centers receives the most attention; that the personnel in both participating institutions make little or no distinction between selection and orientation activities; and that communication between the two institutions does not appear to be a major concern in the day-to-day operation of the cooperative program. (SBH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conceptual Schemes, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Mainstreaming, Models, Program Evaluation
Harold L. Munson, College of Education, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 1978)