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ERIC Number: ED312856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Implementation of Prereferral Intervention Systems.
Walsh, James Mackin
To identify factors which facilitate and limit the successful implementation of pre-referral intervention systems in public schools, a survey was conducted of Maine Directors of Special Education who represented school systems using pre-referral systems. Forty-eight of 67 special education directors responded to the survey; 20 additional responses were collected by pre-referral team members at 9 school systems which use formalized team-based pre-referral systems. Facilitating factors included the support of the building principal, the support of special and regular educators for the consultation process, and adequate time and training for pre-referral teacher involvement. Limiting factors included resistance by regular classroom teachers due to increased time and effort, and the focus of pre-referral intervention on classroom change. Survey results also revealed: (1) a need for staff training in consultation to foster a better understanding of pre-referral goals; and (2) a recognition that administrative factors play a large role in the successful implementation of pre-referral systems. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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