ERIC Number: ED385983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Successful Integration through Home-School Partnerships.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
This compilation of materials about integration/inclusion of children with special needs in regular education programs includes vignettes describing students' successful inclusion experiences and information on resources. The summaries of individual cases were based on interviews which explored motivations for inclusion, key players and their roles, and the benefits and drawbacks of general education. The four stories of successful integration cover the kindergarten, early elementary, upper elementary, and middle school levels. Fifteen themes characterizing successful integration efforts are identified. Appendices include: definitions on full inclusion, least restrictive environment (LRE) mainstreaming, and integration; information to help in understanding the key legal requirements for LRE; a list of inclusion strategies for teachers; seven criteria for integration; a checklist of indicators of full inclusion; "Inclusive School Communities...for Students with Disabilities: Ten Reasons Why"; and information on the Parent-Educator Connection Program in Iowa. Bibliographic information and annotations are provided for: 11 manuals, reports, and papers; 5 articles; 11 books; 5 videos; 1 catalog; and 3 resources used to compile the annotations. Seventeen resource organizations and addresses are also listed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.