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ERIC Number: ED357594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Model for Mainstreaming: The Synergistic Approach.
Chase, Vicky; Pope, Evelyn
This paper describes a mainstreaming model implemented at a high school in the Richardson Independent School District (Texas) for about 15 years. Implementation of the model has resulted in full mainstreaming of all special education students. The model's emphasis is on empowering students who have disabilities with the skills to be successful in mainstream classes. It also stresses flexibility in the amount of resource time provided each student, motivation of the student, and building independence and self esteem. Innovative qualities of the program also include a constant team approach for each student over a 3-year period, positive parental involvement, and consultation/collaboration between mainstream and special education teachers. Factors to consider in implementing and replicating this model are listed, such as having clear goals, "selling" the plan to faculty, and ongoing evaluation. Positive results have been obtained from such program evaluation measures as amount of time students are in the mainstream; gains in test scores; attainment of Individualized Education Program objectives; and satisfaction of teachers, parents, and students. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A