ERIC Number: ED306747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
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A Model Mainstreaming Program for the Elementary School.
Bunish, Norbert T.
This study surveyed educators involved in mainstreaming students with disabilities into regular elementary classrooms, to determine their perceptions of the necessary characteristics of a successful mainstreaming program. Their responses were used to formulate a model for a mainstreaming program. The study began with a review of the literature and development of a survey questionnaire. To validate the content of the survey questionnaire, 33 special educators rated certain characteristics as to their importance to a successful mainstream program. After modifications to the questionnaire, 25 special educators completed it. Factors rated important on the questionnaire were grouped into the following categories: student orientation time, teacher orientation time, ancillary personnel factors, administrative factors, parent/community relations factors, curriculum factors, teacher orientation/inservice factors, educational environment factors, communication factors, student orientation factors, and student assessment factors. Eleven administrators then indicated the degree to which they felt that the grouped factors were capable of being accomplished. All but two of these model components were felt to be feasible by the administrators. Data is displayed in 111 tables. (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Master's Thesis, DePaul University.