ERIC Number: ED356580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Directory of Alternative Service Delivery Models. Second Edition.
Canter, Andrea, Ed.; Dawson, Peg, Ed.
This directory offers a sampling of 74 programs that offer alternatives to traditional special education models for children with disabilities and at-risk children. The programs are classified into nine broad categories of program designs and emphases: (1) alternative curriculum/instructional strategies; (2) instructional management systems; (3) cooperative learning/peer support programs; (4) cooperative teaching programs; (5) alternative referral/consultation models; (6) alternative mental health support services; (7) alternative early intervention programs; (8) integration/transition programs; and (9) comprehensive restructuring of education. The chapter for each category begins with a brief description of the common features of the programs in that section. Programs reporting formal evaluation data supporting effectiveness and/or representing a large-scale approach with implications well beyond the local implementation are described in detail. The information, which is provided under the name of the state in which it is located, includes facts on funding, personnel, target population, referral procedure, costs and special equipment, evaluation, and replication, as well as extensive program descriptions. Other programs which provided less formal outcome data are presented as brief summaries. Two alphabetical listings are included, one of programs by states in which they are located and one by program title. (Contains approximately 200 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cooperative Learning, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Mainstreaming, Mental Health Programs, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Referral, Special Education, Transitional Programs
National Association of School Psychologists, Publications Department, 808 17th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($20 non-members; $15 members).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.