ERIC Number: ED180149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Integration of Handicapped Students in the Regular Schools of the Calgary Board of Education. Final Report. Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations.
Canadian Inst. for Research, Calgary (Alberta).
The document presents the final report of a 1977 study on the extent and effects of mainstreaming handicapped children into the Calgary Public School System in Canada. Summary statements of study findings are provided together with a discussion of conclusions and recommendations. The specifications which guided the study design are listed, along with the set of research questions contained in the Request for Proposal. Design and sample descriptions are given for each data collection procedure. Summary statements of findings are offered from each of the 10 different data sources: literature review, investigation into mainstreaming in non-Calgary school systems, interviews with knowledgeable local representatives, local statistical and descriptive data, regular school data, teacher completed behavior checklists, principal interviews, regular teacher interviews, special education teacher interviews, and handicapped student and parent interviews. Conclusions and recommendations concern the following areas: the need for board leadership and development, the need for individualized planning for mainstreamed students, the need for a longitudinal impact study, the need for demonstration schools, the need for improved strategy in all schools with mainstreamed students, and the need for continued board support of special education services and of mainstreaming. A summary of the entire study is appended. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.; Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Inst. for Research, Calgary (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada