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ERIC Number: ED254036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 392
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research Integration Project: Analysis and Review of Research on Least Restrictive Environments for Handicapped Learners. Final Report.
Semmel, Melvyn I.; And Others
The report summarizies findings of a study of least restrictive environment (LRE) for handicapped students. Reviews are presented of the legal and legislative background of LRE, the conceptual background of research on environments, the concept of environment in special education, and the results and methodological issues in efficacy research. Analyses of cooperative goal structering and academic learning times as influences in the environment are presented. Three concluding sections review research on homogeneous versus heterogeneous grouping, teacher behavior and attitudes, and the role of peer interactions. Implications for LRE are addressed for each topic. Four general goals for special education research are identified, including comparison of specific environments or types of environments and intervention toward improvement of environments. The report concludes by emphasizing the importance to conceptualize and measure, broadly and flexibly, the nature of classroom environments. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: IPA, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.