ERIC Number: ED318195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education and a Changing School Policy.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.
This concept paper presents a model for developing a more unified student-centered system of education to meet all students' educational needs in New York City Public Schools. It is intended to promote thinking and discussion on the educational needs of students with handicapping conditions within the larger general education system. General parameters for merging special education staff expertise and procedures into the total school community are described, calling for broadening of staff roles and shared responsibility for meeting student needs. A continuum of intervention levels is outlined, beginning with the classroom teacher who tries an array of strategies for meeting learning needs and moving through several stages to special education placement. Also described are the responsibilities of the school district and Committees on Special Education. Several concerns which must be addressed in implementing such a model are discussed, including: organization, training, management information, standards and accountability, and incentives/disincentives. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)