ERIC Number: ED369608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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Service Delivery Models and Students with Emotional Disabilities and Behavior Disorders: A Rural Perspective.
Cates, Dennis L.; Yell, Mitchell L.
This paper addresses issues related to placement of students with emotional disabilities or behavior disorders and training of teachers who provide special education services for these students, particularly in rural areas. A survey of 68 special education directors and 43 teachers of students with emotional disabilities or behavior disorders in rural South Carolina examined attitudes about placement options, training requirements, need for collaboration among school districts, and regular classroom adjustments. For the most part, directors of special education favored placement in a resource room for students with emotional disabilities, while teachers tended to favor the self-contained model. Administrators were somewhat more favorable toward a modicum of integration for students with emotional disabilities than were teachers. Teachers and directors were very much opposed to full inclusion for these students. Directors and teachers agreed that more training is needed for those who serve students with emotional disabilities, and that special education cooperatives may be a way to provide services for students with emotional disabilities in those districts with few students. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina