ERIC Number: ED353708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Students with Special Needs: Policies and Practices That Work. A Report from Professional Standards and Practice.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This monograph resulted from a meeting of regular and special education leaders which addressed what works for the successful inclusion of students with special needs in regular education classrooms. The monograph focuses specifically on inclusion of students with learning disabilities. After an executive summary, the paper includes a review of the current situation, an analysis of options, recommendations, and a glossary. Recommendations are framed in the form of questions to guide development of state and local strategies toward effective implementation of the least restrictive environment principles. Questions are derived from National Education Association policy and position statements and address: (1) educational environment, (2) policies and practices, (3) staff preparation/professional growth, (4) roles and responsibilities, (5) decision making, and (6) rights and responsibilities. A glossary presents definitions of 13 relevant terms including "at-risk students,""inclusive education," and "weighted formulas." (Contains 31 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decision Making, Definitions, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Methods, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Social Integration, Staff Development
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.