ERIC Number: ED443568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Placement of Multiple Birth Children in School: A Guide for Educators. [Revised Edition].
Parents of multiple birth children frequently encounter school policies requiring separation of their children in school, regardless of the circumstances, thereby eliminating parents and their children from the decision-making process. This guide from the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NOMTC) asserts that research and expert options demonstrate that mandatory separation of multiple birth children is ineffective and can be detrimental to their educational and emotional growth. For this reason, NOMTC recommends that placement be evaluated on an individual basis and offers guidelines in the following areas: (1) "Basic Information on Multiple Births"; (2) "Types of Multiples" (identification of twin type, social relationships, intellectual development); (3)"Mandatory Separation Policy: Differing Opinions" (educators, twins, higher order multiples, parents); (4) "Expert Views on Separation"; (5) "The Case for Gradual Separation"; (6) "Reasons To Separate"; (7) "Reasons to Not Separate Multiples"; (8) "Individuality"; (9) "Retention and/or School Readiness of One Multiple"; (10) "Alternatives to Public School"; (11) "Tips for Teachers of Multiples"; and (12) "To Separate or Not To Separate: Who Should Decide?" The guide contains 53 suggested readings and references. A description of NOMTC basic principles is appended. (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sibling Relationship, Student Needs, Student Placement, Teacher Student Relationship, Twins
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc., P.O. Box 438, Thompson Station, TN 37179-0438; Tel: 615-595-0936; Web site: http://www.nomotc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs.