ERIC Number: ED423638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning Special Education Services for All Students: The Indiana Agenda. Field Study Edition, Fall 1996.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Inst. for the Study of Developmental Disabilities.
Developed by a think tank that included parents, board members, teachers, and administrators, this agenda is intended to generate discussion and promote consensus building on how best to meet the needs of Indiana students with and without disabilities. It provides an overview of the context for change in special education service delivery, examines common misperceptions that the general and special education systems seem to hold of each other, and builds a vision of what schools can become. The final section identifies five goals for transforming the vision into reality and redesigning the provision of special services for all students. The goals include: (1) educational services for all students will be managed at the building level; (2) student-centered assessments, curriculum, and instruction will be developed, implemented, evaluated, and continually improved for every student; (3) teachers and support staff will blend their talents, training, and experience to meet the individual needs of every student; (4) all students will have a transition plan linking curriculum and post-school outcomes; and (5) school and community services will be coordinated to meet the education, health, and welfare needs of students and families. Barriers and bridges related to each goal are outlined. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Transition Plans, Integrated Services, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Collaboration, Transitional Programs
Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Indiana University, 2853 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408-2601; Tel: 812-855-6508.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Inst. for the Study of Developmental Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana