ERIC Number: ED422677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-11
New Visions for the Continuum: Seven Case Studies. Final Report Year 5 Deliverable #6-5-3.
Schrag, Judy A.; Rosado, Cassandra
This report presents seven case studies of programs across the country that have implemented innovative changes in the special education continuum. Telephone or in-person interviews with the program administrators were used to collect data. This report includes a summary of that information and a brief analysis of findings concerning common and unique program characteristics. These findings included: the impetus for change at all sites was the importance of addressing the needs of students with disabilities within the broader context of general education restructuring and interagency collaborative efforts; parent involvement was a critical component; desired outcomes for all programs were reduction of student behavior problems and increased academic skills; and the need for coordinated services planning was emphasized. The case studies examined the following programs: (1) Kentucky IMPACT Program; (2) Pinewood Elementary School (Florida); (3) Independence School District (Missouri); (4) Hannah J. Ashton Middle School (Ohio); (5) The Elizabeth Learning Center (California); (6) The Community Wraparound Initiative (Illinois); and (7) Foothill/Pasadena SEIPAs-TRIPOD Regional Program Co-Enrollment/Co-Teaching Model (California and replication sites in eight other states). (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education
Project FORUM, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Prepared by Project FORUM.