ERIC Number: ED449187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Including Special Needs Students in Standards-Based Reform: A Report on McREL's Diversity Roundtable III (Denver, Colorado, September 14-15, 2000).
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.
This document brings together three research-based papers that served as the catalyst for discussions at the third Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning diversity roundtable. It was designed for distribution to conference participants to reinforce the essential points of the presentations. The introductory chapter sets the tone by highlighting the increasing diversity that characterizes the United States and its schools. Chapters 2 through 4 are the papers presented at the roundtable: (1) "Standards-Based School Reform and Culturally Diverse Learners: Implications for Effective Leadership When the Stakes Are Even Higher" (Brenda L. Townsend); (2) "Including Special Needs Students in Standards-Based Assessments" (Martha L. Thurlow); and (3) "Including Students with Special Needs in Standards-Based Reform: Issues Associated with the Alignment of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction" (Alba A. Ortiz). The final chapter draws together the issues raised in the papers to present major areas in which educators can initiate or strengthen actions to improve the education of special needs students. Each paper contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction, Special Needs Students, Standards, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.