ERIC Number: ED365060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Restructuring Education in the 90s.
Sailor, Wayne; And Others
This report describes the Comprehensive Local School approach to school restructuring, which envisions the school as the coordinating vehicle for all children's services, including health and social services, and which reconfigures and coordinates all categorical programs at the school site under a site-based management system characterized by a participatory decision-making process. The report presents a reprint of an article from the journal, "Remedial and Special Education" by Wayne Sailor, titled "Special Education in the Restructured School." The article identifies trends in special education reform, including the movement to integrate students with severe disabilities into general educational schools and classrooms and the effort to retain students with mild and moderate disabilities in the general classroom. The article then proposes that reform efforts in general education present an opportunity for amalgamation of related viewpoints through broad-based, school restructuring policy reform. This amalgamation is reflected in regulatory waivers, site-based management and budgetary control, shared decision making, and full infusion of federal categorical program resources into the general education program. A list of 12 organizations that support innovative restructuring efforts by schools is presented, and a list of the schools that these organizations support or work with in restructuring and reforming educational programs is also provided. In addition, a list is presented of 21 schools that indicated in a survey that they were implementing general and special education reform. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, Mainstreaming, Models, Participative Decision Making, Preschool Education, Program Development, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Based Management, School Restructuring, School Role, Social Services, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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.