ERIC Number: ED404796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Establishing a Center for Educating Students with Handicaps in Regular Education Settings (CESHIRES). Final Report.
Alberg, Joni Y.
This report describes a project to develop a tool to assist local schools and districts in choosing among various educational approaches to serving children and youth with disabilities in general education settings. The primary purpose of the study, its objectives, and the final product are described in the first chapter. The second chapter contains a description of the process and procedures used to develop the Decision Tool and presents the decision-making framework. Appendices contain a listing of Advisory and Review Panel members and descriptions of the focus group process, the site visit process, and procedures used to gather implementation information. The final product of the study, "Educational Approaches and Program Options for Integrating Students with Disabilities: A Decision Tool," a manual for principals, district directors of special and general education programs, and teachers, is included as Appendix A. This guide offers a decision-making framework that provides a means for classifying individual programs and recording general implementation information about each program. The first level of program classification is by the primary approach to intervention. The second level of classification is according to the focus of the intervention approach. Programs following an instructional approach can be classified at one additional level (Level 3) according to the type of curriculum addressed. Descriptive information about programs of interest can be broken down into relevant program characteristics such as target population, focus of intervention, implementation requirements, and program effectiveness and costs. A planning process is presented for use in program review, selection, and implementation. Sixteen programs are then described using the key dimensions presented in the decision-making framework to demonstrate how program information can be extracted and synthesized so that informed decisions can be made. (Each program description contains a list of references. (DB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Intervention, Mainstreaming, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Student Placement, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Center for Research in Education.
Note: For the final product of the study, see ED 367 071.