ERIC Number: ED343311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Guidelines Regarding Integration of Students with Identified Special Education Needs.
These recommendations concerning the integration of students with and without disabilities in public schools begin with an operational definition of integration and a list of general parameters guiding successful integration. Recommendations are then offered in several areas, including: (1) training, which should be systematic, comprehensive, inclusive, multi-modal, and professional; (2) staff, who should have critical collaborative planning skills and skills in utilizing various service delivery models based on students' individual needs; (3) class size, which should be flexible based on students' needs and with consideration given to optimal proportions of students with and without disabilities; (4) curriculum, with modifications designed to meet individual needs and to facilitate integration of all students; and (5) a phase-in plan for systematically increased inclusion of students into general educational programs at all levels and in all schools. The paper concludes that successful integration requires multi-level restructuring, a commitment to share responsibility between general and special educators, and viewing the child as a part of a community. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "Submitted by the Integration Task Force." Some smudged type.