ERIC Number: ED419337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Caution Needed for Inclusion of "Beavis and Butthead."
Regnier, William L.
This paper compared the performance of 22 seventh-grade controls in a traditional special education program with at least one period of resource room instruction to the performance of 22 students in a supportive inclusionary model program. In each group, there were 17 students with learning disabilities and 5 students with behavior disorders. Results found: (1) absences did not increase for students with learning disabilities who did not have resource room support; (2) students with behavior disorders in the inclusionary model earned more failing grades than the control group; (3) regular educators in both groups had a similar number of concerns about the progress of students with learning disabilities, however, students with behavior disorders in the inclusionary model were discussed more frequently at team meetings; (4) in both groups, the students with behavioral disorders did not complete homework on a regular basis; (5) regular educators in the inclusionary model made modifications as needed and without frequent prompts from the resource staff; (6) the number of inappropriate behaviors of the students with behavior disorders in the inclusionary model was higher than the control group; and (7) teachers in the inclusionary model were able to co-teach three to four times as many classes as the teachers in the control group. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Grade 7, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Middle Schools, Outcomes of Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Resource Room Programs, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (Minneapolis, MN, April 15-19, 1998).