ERIC Number: ED484885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Brave New School: Creating a Charter School Where Disabled and Nondisabled Children are Educated Together was a Necessity for the Mother of this Unique Invention
Schibsted, Evantheia; Ouellette, Dan
George Lucas Educational Foundation, Feb-Mar 2005
The Child Development Center of the Hamptons (CDCH) is a K?7 charter school founded to educate disabled and nondisabled students side by side in the classroom. Classes are small, averaging 15 students per grade. All students take their courses together, except for special ed pullouts for speech and physical therapy sessions. Each class includes both regular and special education teachers, as well as one-on-one aides for some special ed students. All the students learn from one another; older students work with younger ones and the nondisabled with the disabled. The greatest challenge is to provide a strong academic curriculum for the ?can-do? kids, while providing specialized services (from classroom equipment to adaptive busing) for the disabled. Teachers have both regular ed and special ed training and take a personalized approach that includes tailored lesson plans.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation, San Rafael, CA.