ERIC Number: ED435062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
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Project Breakthru: Precursor of the Spirit for IDEA '97.
Drossman, Ron; Burch, Rick; Gutierrez, Salome R.
This paper describes an innovative educational program called Project Breakthru, which supports the vision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Aligned with the inclusive philosophy of special education services, this program aims at preventing academic and behavioral problems in children by means of restructuring school resources and fostering collaboration among school personnel. It redefines all service roles within schools, including that of the school psychologist. It links assessment with instruction, establishes collaboration among teachers and support staff, and maximizes school resources. Project Breakthru has been successfully implemented in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). Its positive outcomes have led to a marked increase in the number of schools in TUSD that are working within this model. (Contains 9 references). (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997