ERIC Number: ED346689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
All Children Can Learn Together: Suggestions for Least Restrictive Environment.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs.
This guide offers specific recommendations to Texas school districts concerning the implementation of least restrictive environment (LRE) requirements for students with disabilities. Suggestions are grouped according to six issues recommended for consideration in the decision making process: These are: (1) the primacy of the individual student's education needs; (2) provision of special education services in as integrated a manner as possible; (3) identification of those services which need to be provided in a more restrictive setting; (4) provision for integration with nonhandicapped students in nonacademic and extracurricular activities; (5) consideration of possible harmful effects of a projected placement; and (6) placement, if possible, in the school which the student would attend if not disabled. Suggestions for dealing with four additional concerns are addressed to administrators. These cover organizational support (administrative assistance, instructional leadership, sufficient resources); the service delivery system and management responsibility; a strategy for systems change; and acceptance of the LRE concept by parents and the community. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Attitudes, Social Integration, Student Placement
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($1).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Texas