ERIC Number: ED157216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Implementation of a Plan for Mainstreaming Retarded Educable Students Into Regular Classrooms in the Comprehensive High School. Introductory Practicum.
Scott, Walter H.
Described is a special program in which 75 educable mentally retarded students were mainstreamed into West Philadelphia High School during the 1975-76 school year, after large percentages of such students had failed in previous years to adjust to regular classes. Discussed are the program goals of emotional, social, and economic adjustement, and program objectives and strategies. The program design and procedures are described in terms of knowledge and skills needed for successful functioning, raising student self-images, child study by teachers, testing, cultural and peer conflicts, psychological evaluation, and parental involvement. The program is said to have been successful in 1) teaching the students necessary skills to function successfully, 2) improving the reading and mathematics skills of approximately 75% of the students, and 3) raising the students' self-images. A bibliography is included, along with extensive appendixes. (DLS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.