ERIC Number: ED217605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Mainstreaming the Regular Classroom Student.
The paper presents activities, suggested by regular classroom teachers, to help prepare the regular classroom student for mainstreaming. The author points out that regular classroom children need a vehicle in which curiosity, concern, interest, fear, attitudes and feelings can be fully explored, where prejudices can be dispelled, and where the regular classroom student can learn and be comfortable with the realization that to be different and to be treated differently is natural. Among the 19 activities offered are the following: have children answer "what are you" questions; instruct students to make a collage of their strengths using drawings, clippings from newspapers, or pictures from magazines; make field trips to special education schools and classrooms; set up a learning center with biographies of some famous people who have overcome handicaps; and discuss feelings children consider to be negative or "bad." (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A