ERIC Number: ED365054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Schools Are for All Kids: The Leadership Challenge. Participant's Manual. Revised.
Servatius, Joanna Dee; And Others
This participant's manual provides local educational agency/district teams of instructional leaders a way of examining their personal beliefs and values, developing a more inclusionary perspective, and gaining skills for creating schools that work for all students including those with severe disabilities. Team participation is emphasized as administrators, staff, and parents collaboratively develop a vision of all children learning together and a plan for including all students in their neighborhood schools with the instructional adaptations and supports needed to enable each to flourish. The first section of the participant's manual establishes a vision of what integrated programs can be, examines the concept of multiple intelligences, and considers how some schools have successfully integrated their programs. Section II presents the characteristics and needs of three individual learners and calls for participants to plan reasonable classroom participation for each. The third section simulates the planning of a restructured school with a fully integrated program, and emphasizes the implications for leadership strategies. The final section discusses how change occurs in schools and how to address the differing levels of concern of school team members as they plan for further integration. The manual contains group and individual learning activities, discussion questions, and case studies. (A bibliography accompanies each section.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Design, Leadership, Mainstreaming, Multiple Intelligences, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Administration, School Restructuring, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Student Needs, Teamwork, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA. California Research Inst.
Note: For related materials, see EC 302 677-678.