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ERIC Number: ED387963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
From Special to Regular, from Ordinary to Extraordinary.
Tashie, Carol; And Others
The 5-year New Hampshire Statewide Systems Change Project has provided training and technical assistance to educators, families, and communities to effectively implement the full inclusion of students with disabilities in New Hampshire schools and communities. This guide was developed to disseminate successful strategies for starting the process of inclusion, meeting challenges along the way, and planning for success. Section 1 deals with practices at the school and district levels. It summarizes the benefits of inclusive education for both disabled and nondisabled students, teachers, and communities, and outlines a systems change plan that has been successfully utilized in school districts throughout New Hampshire. Section 2 deals with practices at the classroom and individual student levels. It provides examples of transitioning students from separate, special education placements into typical age-appropriate classes in the neighborhood school; offers general guidelines on making inclusion work in the classroom; outlines a process for modifying the regular curriculum so that all students are active participants in classroom activities; describes ways of expanding classroom routines to create opportunities for students to learn skills not typically addressed in the regular curriculum; and suggests ways of providing unique student supports in regular education settings. An appendix lists 33 suggested resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Social Integration, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Teaching Methods, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord. Special Education Bureau.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. on Disability.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire