ERIC Number: ED177841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming Mentally Retarded Students in the Public Schools: Position Statements by the National Association for Retarded Citizens.
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
The position statement identifies seven problem areas in respect to the mainstreaming movement and gives the position of the National Association of Retarded Citizens on each. The positions focus on the following issues: (1) a definition of mainstreaming, (2) the need to implement mainstreaming in carefully planned stages, (3) the view that integration is not the goal itself but rather is a means of facilitating skills needed by mentally retarded persons, (4) the need to modify traditional patterns of educational service delivery in the direction of individualized programming for all students, (5) the need to train future teachers to teach students with a wide range of functional abilities and cultures, (6) the need for a public information campaign to promote positive attitudes toward the retarded, and (7) the need for a national evaluation effort to assess the efficacy of mainstreaming within the public schools. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Zeta Tau Alpha, Evanston, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.