ERIC Number: ED304865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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Accommodating for Greater Student Variance in Local Schools.
Thousand, Jacqueline S.; Villa, Richard A.
This conference paper identifies and describes practices which appear to be associated with successful schooling of students in heterogeneous groupings. Fundamental characteristics of heterogeneous public schools include actualization of the "zero reject" principle and implementation of exemplary educational practices from both general and special education. Instructional practices described include: outcomes-based instructional models, instructional practices utilizing peer power, cooperative learning models, effective use of homogeneous and multi-age groupings, redefining of school organizational structure, redefining of professional roles, and creating opportunities for collaboration. The staff of heterogeneous schools need to acquire common conceptual frameworks, language, and technical skills through inservice training. Areas of training could include collaboration, best educational practices, and use of the clinical supervision model. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Preconvention Training Program "Exploring the Theory/Practice Link in Special Education" at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 2-3, 1989).