ERIC Number: ED258433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on Mainstreaming: Nonacademic Activities.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.
The handbook provides broad guidelines, suggestions, and descriptions of effective mainstreaming practices in New York City Public Schools. An initial section reviews factors related to successful mainstreaming, including effective school environment, strong administrative leadership, and parental involvement. Eight general principles for implementation are considered, including establishing and defining the necessary behaviors for all students, identifying staff responsibilities and preparing parents, outlining safety features for participation, and familiarizing staff and children on student needs. Responsibilities are listed for school administrators, special education teachers, regular education teachers, the Division of Special Education Supervisor, and general school staff. Activity suggestions are offered for facilitating mainstreaming in lunch, assemblies, trips, and special events. Activities are presented for elementary and junior high levels and high school levels. Information is given regarding program and safety considerations, strategies for accomplishing activities, and special considerations in regard to specific students. The guide concludes with a listing of resources on mainstreaming (training materials, books for teachers and students, filmstrips, films and videotapes, and kits). (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.