ERIC Number: ED290295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Regular Classroom Students for Mainstreaming: A Literature Review.
Mott, Stacey; And Others
The paper is a product of the 3-year project, "Functional Mainstreaming for Success," designed to develop a model for instructional mainstreaming of handicapped children (3-6 years old) in community settings. The literature review examines activities and methods to prepare nonhandicapped children for the mainstreaming of handicapped children. After providing a seven-point definition of mainstreaming, the paper reviews the literature on general awareness and skill building. General awareness activities are intended to provide information about children with handicaps and to model appropriate attitudes and behaviors toward persons with handicaps. The skill training activities are designed to teach and reinforce skills which will allow children to interact appropriately with handicapped persons. Areas discussed include puppetry, simulation activities, working with aids and appliances, inviting guest speakers to class, class discussion, use of children's books and films, videotapes and other media presentations, and participation in role play and problem solving activities. The paper concludes that while there is a general consensus regarding the efficacy of such activities, there is a paucity of data which empirically demonstrate their effectiveness. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Striefel, Sebastian and Others; Grouping Handicapped and Non-Handicapped Children in Mainstream Settings. The Functional Mainstreaming for Success (FMS) Project. Final Report-Part 3; see EC 201 748.