ERIC Number: ED188374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming Handicapped Children: Beyond Barrier-Free Design.
Cohen, Uriel; And Others
The authors describe many current school design responses to mainstreaming as limited in scope, focusing mainly on barrier free environments. This approach, they suggest, is an incomplete one to a wide range of problems in mainstreaming. An analysis of the literature is seen to demonstrate that barrier free design is casually substituted for the broader concept of mainstreaming. The authors discuss physical solutions to provide environments which promote children's interaction, positive self image, confidence, and accessibility, while allowing for learning and development. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Note: Reprinted from: Seidel, A., and Danford, S. (Eds.) "Environmental Design: Research, Theory and Application." A paper presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (Washington, DC, 1979). Small print may not reproduce clearly.