ERIC Number: ED271918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May-26
Reference Count: 0
Avoiding or Limiting Special Education Referrals: Changes and Challenges.
The major hypothesis of the paper is that as mainstream education broadens its tolerance for individual differences and as mainstream educators gain in the skill and knowledge to individualize instruction, few if any students need to be referred for services delivered outside the general education system. The paper organizes reports from "state of the art" research and practice according to underlying methods and practices which strengthen the mainstream: adaptations of curricula and classroom management systems; teacher development (e.g., inservice training) and administrative management strategies; and early interventions. Recommendations for policy, training and research are proposed, including models to integrate training of regular and special educators. The paper concludes that a creative reformation of schools in general is needed. A 15-page list of references concludes the document. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (110th, Denver, CO, May 25-29, 1986).