ERIC Number: ED314896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Least Restrictive Environment Task Force Report.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
The report summarizes activities and findings of a California Task Force on Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for students with disabilities. The Task Force solicited input from various professionals and agencies regarding implementation of the newly adopted (1986) state policy on LRE, current practices and programs which impact LRE policy, and ways the State Department of Education can increase the number and quality of LRE options. Introductory information reviews the Task Force mission and background. Seven general observations are then made, among which are that noticeable change has occurred throughout the state since adoption of the LRE policy statement and that understanding and implementation of integration vary considerably across the state. The section on methodology identifies the seven subcommittees which dealt with such issues as site administration, parent involvement, deaf and hard of hearing, and teacher credentialing. The longest section presents a summary of the 51 recommendations of the Task Force, divided into five major sections: (1) administration issues (including finance, facilities, and planning and training); (2) parent issues; (3) related services issues; (4) low incidence population issues; (5) and teacher credentialing issues. Also included is the text of the LRE Policy Statement and a listing of the Task Force membership. (DB)
Descriptors: Administration, Ancillary School Services, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent School Relationship, Regular and Special Education Relationship, State Standards, Teacher Certification
Resources in Special Education, 900 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814-2703 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: California