ERIC Number: ED265714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Integration of the Handicapped in Secondary Schools: Five Case Studies. The Education of the Handicapped Adolescent, III.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Five case studies illustrate "good practice" in integrating handicapped secondary students. The articles focus on programs in Italy, the U.S., England, and Norway. Papers on the Scuola Di Rienzo on Rome and the Drayton School in Oxfordshire, England describe lower secondary schools. The Rome program was once a special school for physically handicapped pupils, and its evolution into an ordinary school is recounted. The English experience of integration policy is considered, and the Oxfordshire program is described; the program features internal arrangements designed to make the school more personal to its pupils. Success is ascribed to attitudes, relationships, resources/building, organization, and philosophy. The U.S. programs represented are LaFollette High School in Madison, Wisconsin, and North Eugene High School, Oregon. The LaFollette program is described in terms of local public policy, financial resources, the history of desegregation, and the importance of the individualized education program (IEP). Eleven brief case studies exemplify student programing and special support. The Oregon approach focuses on integrating adolescents with handicaps into the public school system. Strategies to facilitate functional, physical, social, and societal integration are described. The final case study describes an experimental upper secondary school in Oslo, Norway. The evolution of the organizational model is recounted, and timetables for two classes are cited to illustrate modifications made in the regular curriculum. (CL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, History, Mainstreaming, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Italy; Norway; United Kingdom (England); United States