ERIC Number: ED361977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Best Practices for All Students in Their Local School: Inclusion of All Students through Family and Community Involvement, Collaboration, and the Use of School Planning Teams and Individual Student Planning Teams.
Fox, Timothy J.; Williams, Wes
This manual presents guidelines to assist Vermont schools in the systems change involved in implementing full inclusion for students with disabilities in general education classrooms and community settings. The first chapter addresses general issues concerned with full inclusion, including Vermont's vision for education, the role of collaborative teaming, and students with intensive needs. The second chapter focuses on student, family, and community involvement in planning, noting possible participants in both the school planning team and the individual student planning team. The third chapter looks at schoolwide planning for best practice improvement, with guidelines concerning: facilitating productive meetings of the planning team, tailoring the process to meet the unique needs of each local school, gathering information about best practices, selecting and prioritizing best practices, and coordinating plans of schools within a district. The Individual Student Team Planning Process is the subject of the fourth chapter, with guidelines addressing such issues as: initiation of the process, Student Planning Team members, and coordinating student needs with general education class activities. The fifth chapter offers guidelines for collaborative teaming, including decision making, problem solving, and meetings. Appendices provide sample forms for both the schoolwide planning process and the individual student planning process. (DB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Meetings, Neighborhood Schools, School Community Relationship, Special Needs Students, State Programs, State Standards, Teamwork
Vermont Statewide Systems Support Project, University Affiliated Program, 499C Waterman Bldg., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 ($10 including shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont