ERIC Number: ED154554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Mainstreaming: Ethnography of the Emerging Role of Special Education Teachers.
Traylor, Elwood B.; Schoff, Mary J.
Utilizing observational field research methodology, two special education teachers were observed daily for a year. Observations were analyzed to describe the teachers' role in the school system. Analysis suggested that issues such as system norms and teacher's creditability were important to effectiveness of mainstreaming. Sensitiveness to teacher's norms and ability to incorporate these norms into the special education teacher's behavior were important in implementing mainstreaming. A norm related to supporting role for special education teachers was hypothesized. It was also hypothesized that the observers collecting data had a supporting effect on teacher's behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Handicapped Children, Mainstreaming, Observation, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role
Center for Learning and Developmental Research in Education, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78285 ($0.60 each; $0.50, 10 or more)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 1978)