ERIC Number: ED314895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The General Education/Special Education Interface Task Force Report.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
The report of a California task force examines new or revised special education service delivery models which would allow for maximum interaction between special education and general education. After a review of the literature and a 2-day policy forum, the task force concluded that there is no one model appropriate for all schools and all mildly/moderately handicapped children. Each school is encouraged to develop a unified system resulting from: the collaborative effort of the entire staff; available resources; a choice of teaching strategies; and a continuum of services. Anticipated outcomes include increased acquisition of the core curriculum by a greater number of students, a decrease in grade-level retention and the dropout rate, and increased success rate for transition to post-secondary education and/or employment. After an introduction and a statement of findings, the report presents 27 questions and answers about a unified system, followed by separate sections which cover: safeguards, funding, governance, core curriculum, personnel development, staffing, implementation, and evaluation. Each of these topics is presented in the form of identified issues and task force recommendations. Also included are a listing of the task force membership, 26 references, and a glossary of 16 terms. (DB)
Descriptors: Administration, Core Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Involvement, School Role, Special Education, State Standards, Teamwork
Resources in Special Education, 900 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814-2703 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: California