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ERIC Number: ED391323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
The Systems Change Primer: A Closer Look at Inclusion.
Barnett, Deborah; And Others
This guide is intended to help in planning inclusive educational programs for children and youth with deaf-blindness or other severe disabilities. The guide covers: the importance of "person first language" in referring to people with disabilities, the roles of all participants in the inclusive school community; increasing awareness; creating a working team; suggestions for team operation; including parents as partners; sharing information with parents; creative problem solving; planning for action; curriculum modification; adaptations and accommodations; instructional strategies; utilization of para-educators; encouraging friendhsips between students with disabilities and peers; use of peer buddies; the Circle of Friends activity; integrated related services; peer tutors; and McGill Action Planning System (MAPS); transition planning; and including children who are deaf-blind. Also provided are a list of inclusion values, an inclusion checklist for a school's self evaluation process, an assessment instrument for school district evaluation, an inclusion action plan form, a sample team meeting agenda form, and a listing of 43 print resources. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: South Dakota Statewide Systems Change Project; see EC 304 571.