ERIC Number: ED358644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Restructuring the School: Additional Policy Issues and Options.
Burrello, Leonard C.; And Others
This report outlines issues related to special education and changes in its role brought about by the restructuring of schools. Discussions of proposed policy options accompany the descriptions of each issue. The issues are in addition to those described in an earlier University of Maryland issues and policy options paper. The first issue is stakeholder responsibility, which calls for viewing the education of all students as a shared responsibility and recommends the establishment of community partnerships. Consideration of the second issue, integrated community services for students with disabilities and their families, points out the difficulty in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and the essential need for interagency coordination. Discussion of the third issue, educational technology, examines the role of technology in improving treatment of students as individuals, the need for staff training in technology use, and the value of distance technology in sustaining inclusion. Suggestions regarding the fourth issue, teacher preparation and certification, include re-examining the course of study leading to a teaching degree and preparing all teachers to be responsible for the education of all students. Recommendations concerning the fifth issue, funding, focus on revising funding policies to meet the needs of school restructuring efforts and to make funding more flexible. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Responsibility, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Policy Formation, Role of Education, School Restructuring, Special Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
The CASE Research Committee, Indiana University, Smith Research Center, Suite 100A, 2805 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($10).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.; Maryland Univ., College Park.
Note: For an earlier statement of "Issues and Options" and a related document, see ED 350 774 and ED 357 533, respectively.