ERIC Number: ED450535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The MESH Manual for Inclusive Schools. Project MESH: Making Effective Schools Happen for All Students.
This manual is a guide to Project MESH (Making Effective Schools Happen), a project which blends the "effective schools" research and change process with the values of the movement to include all students with disabilities in general education programs. The manual is based on the experience of two elementary schools in Washington State. The manual is organized around the key components of an inclusive school: (1) a description of the schools and the current program offerings at both schools; (2) the change process (an outline of the building-based change process as it occurred at each school); (3) teamwork (a discussion of effective teaming practices, teams as related to inclusion, and role descriptions); (4) a community of learners (an explanation of strategies for building community in schools and classrooms); and (5) individual student planning (an outline of the program planning process for students with moderate or severe developmental disabilities as well as discussion of curriculum adaptation). Appended are resource lists and Core Team meeting notes for each school for the project's first year. (Contains 71 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Change, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Pilot Projects, Social Integration, Team Teaching, Teamwork
Washington State Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Special Education, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200; Tel: 206-753-6733 (available in alternative formats upon request).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington