ERIC Number: ED391323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Deaf Blind, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Peer Relationship, Program Development, Pupil Personnel Services, Self Evaluation (Groups), Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Note: In: South Dakota Statewide Systems Change Project; see EC 304 571.