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ERIC Number: ED467250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-58434-048-7
ISSN: N/A
Implementing Reform: What Success for All Teaches Us about Including Students with Disabilities in Comprehensive School Restructuring.
Purnell, Susanna; Claycomb, Carla
This monograph examines issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities as part of an ongoing study of Success for All (SFA), a popular reform model for improving student reading performance. An executive summary identifies four lessons resulting from interviews with principals, teachers, and related staff in four SFA schools. These include: (1) the process by which schools select a reform model can be crucial to ensuring the inclusion of students with disabilities; (2) including all students in the reform necessitates changes in the basic organization of the school; (3) applying new curriculum and instruction in the classroom can be challenging for both general and special education teachers; and (4) when whole school reform is successful, it becomes integral to the vision, organization, and culture of the school. Individual sections of the report examine: reform implementation in SFA schools; the relationship between schools and model developers; making changes to the school structure; determining what goes on in the classroom; and creating an integrated reform. (DB)
National Association of State Boards of Education, 277 South Washington St., Ste. 100, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($12 plus $4.50 shipping and handling). Tel: 800-220-5183 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.