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ERIC Number: ED377610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Doing Things Differently: Issues & Options for Creating Comprehensive School Linked Services for Children and Youth with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Inst. for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth.
This document assists with the development of comprehensive, coordinated, school-linked services for students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD). Part 1 provides awareness of issues involved in creating comprehensive flexible programs for students with EBD. It begins with a discussion of specific problems: unserved students, cultural bias, failing programs, and a lack of comprehensive educational programs. A new vision for a system of coordinated flexible services is presented, emphasizing that schools must educate all children, that increasing diversity of students brings new challenges to schools, and that these problems require a coordinated and interdisciplinary community response. Major tasks that must be accomplished to realize the new vision include: (1) create a flexible system of services across agencies, disciplines, and settings; (2) create a service support system that includes families; (3) establish outcomes for students that reflect broad educational and treatment goals; and (4) improve the training of educational personnel. Part 2 presents policy options that respond to the issues, extracted from actual programs operating in selected communities across the United States. Part 2 is designed to stimulate problem solving and lead to strategic planning efforts. It provides a framework for decision making with regard to program and system change. Following each set of options, specific strategies and implications are presented and briefly discussed. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Inst. for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A