ERIC Number: ED188357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Social Environment of the Schools. What Research and Experience Say to the Teacher of Exceptional Children.
Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed.
Five author contributed chapters explore the social environment of the schools as it relates to mainstreaming handicapped children. M. Reynolds discusses "The Changing Social Environment" in the first chapter. Emphasis is placed on the use of developmental scales in the organization of improved schools. "The Social Integration of Handicapped Students Into the Mainstream" by R. Johnson and D. Johnson examines the rationale for mainstreaming; the processes of making social judgments, accepting, and rejection; self attitudes of the handicapped; and cooperative interaction among and between students and teachers. N. Sprinthall and B. Blum in "Peer and Cross Age Teaching--Promoting Social and Psychological Development in Mainstream Classes" present twelve lessons designed to teach tutoring skills and help tutors process experiences. Suggestions for "Creating Positive Classroom Environments" by R. Hlidek outlines such procedues as group reinforcement and relationship building activities. The final chapter by F. Wood, "Observing Skills for Teachers," deals with the observation of students in complex school environments. (PHR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Cross Age Teaching, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Mainstreaming, Peer Teaching, Social Attitudes, Social Development, Social Environment, Tutoring
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales Unit, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($6.25)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA. Council for Exceptional Children.