ERIC Number: ED236819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Making Integration Work. Human Policy Reports: An Action Series.
Syracuse Univ., NY. Special Education Resource Center.
Approaches used in public schools across the country to integrate severely handicapped students with nonhandicapped students are described. Programs have implemented physical integration in a variety of ways, including sending severely handicapped students to neighborhood schools and dispersing classes of severely handicapped students in regular schools. Integration has been accomplished in such nonacademic activities as school assemblies, field trips, and social activities. Reverse integration has also been successful: nonhandicapped students volunteer to perform a variety of roles in special classes. Some programs focus on community integration. Elements of successful programs include use of consulting teachers and assistant principals to support regular administrators, decentralization of special services, involvement of vocational specialists, provision of incentives to regular teachers serving severely handicapped students, encouragement of team teaching between special and regular teachers, faculty and parent integration, and use of university students and other volunteers to integrate severely handicapped students. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Severe Disabilities, Student Placement, Success
Special Education Resource Center, Syracuse University, 400 Huntington Hall, 150 Marshall St., Syracuse, NY 13210.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Special Education Resource Center.