ERIC Number: ED354712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Inclusive Education Project: A Building-Based Approach to Developing Classroom and School Models That Include Students with Severe Handicaps. Final Report.
Rogan, Pat; Davern, Linda
The Inclusive Education Project was a collaborative demonstration project between the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Syracuse University and the Syracuse City School District, in New York. It was designed to meet special problems of children with severe handicaps in regular education settings. Project goals included: (1) develop eight demonstration sites that exemplify inclusive education models, from elementary to high school levels; (2) develop a building-level process to create or further develop a model that includes students with severe handicaps; (3) develop criteria for establishing an inclusive education model for students with severe handicaps; (4) develop a tool that can be used by districts to evaluate their integrated classroom programs; and (5) engage in a district-wide planning process that protects the integrity of the model programs and assures their continued expansion. The eight schools engaged in a building-level process that helped to clarify, further develop, and gain consensus on approaches to education that promote the inclusion of students with severe disabilities. Leadership institutes were held to strengthen the commitment of administrators to inclusive education and to develop a local network of people with expertise, and implementation materials based on the project experience were produced and disseminated. This final report provides details and project objectives, findings underlying the project approach, a description of the model and participants, a list of methodological and logistical problems, evaluation findings, and project impact. Appendices provide background materials relating to the project. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.; Syracuse City School District, NY.
Note: Appendixes A and G, which are of a local nature, have been removed.