ERIC Number: ED400641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Individualized Learner Outcomes: Infusing Student Needs into the Regular Education Curriculum.
Filbin, Janet; And Others
This manual provides educators with a process to integrate the life-long goals and specific needs of students with severe disabilities within the context of the regular education curriculum, through the development of individualized learner outcomes. The manual discusses the process of building inclusive learning opportunities for students with disabilities and identifying learner outcomes, which involves five steps: (1) identify the learner's lifelong goals and aptitudes for school and community participation; (2) determine the instructional needs and supports to maximize the learner's participation in curricular activities or routines; (3) analyze the classroom routines and activities to determine typical learner outcomes; (4) observe and determine the learner's ability to perform typical learner outcomes; and (5) identify individualized learner outcomes which reflect the curricular content focus and the learner's lifelong goals and instructional needs. Questions that should be addressed and assessments that should be used are provided for each step, and examples illustrate the process. Appendices include a checklist for identifying student support and instruction needs within regular education classrooms and sample forms for a classroom schedule, classroom analysis, student observation, and learner outcome matrix. (Contains 16 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Programs, Instructional Development, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.