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Cook, Mary A. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article briefly reviews the literature on the efficacy of both differential placements and inclusion for students with disabilities. It urges better coordination in research evaluating school programs and those evaluating post-school outcomes. It also urges agreed-on definitions of service models and standards for identification and placement…
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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Zetlin, Andrea G. – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article describes use of Resource Coordinating Teams (RCT) to: (1) integrate school-support programs and services for students with disabilities with one another and with community resources and (2) encourage services and programs to function in an increasingly cohesive way. Discussion identifies RCT issues concerning student patterns,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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Guetzloe, Eleanor – Preventing School Failure, 1992
A public health model of prevention and intervention is applied to violent, aggressive, and antisocial student behaviors. Stressed is secondary prevention through school intervention by such means as comprehensive school planning, behavioral management strategies, student supervision, and providing for prosocial activity. Primary and tertiary…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders
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Helge, Doris – Preventing School Failure, 1992
This paper describes the distinct strengths and weaknesses of special education in rural schools and discusses issues regarding rural education reform recommendations, such as inadequate resources, parental involvement, and use of rigidly interpreted performance standards. Preventive service delivery systems are recommended, and several policy…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Grossman, Herbert – Preventing School Failure, 1991
Problems in providing educational services to minority and working-class special education students are discussed in the context of their experiences in the education system as a whole. The paper focuses specifically on prejudice, culturally inappropriate instruction, and what educators can do to improve the situation. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems
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Laycock, Virginia K.; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1991
This article analyzes the purposes for which collaborative special education programs are established and outlines alternative structures for operationalizing the concept of collaboration in schools. These structures include the teacher assistance team, the child study/resource team, peer collaboration, behavioral consultation, collaborative…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Consultation Programs, Cooperation, Delivery Systems
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Adams, Lois; Cessna, Kay – Preventing School Failure, 1991
This article describes efforts in Colorado to develop collaborative relationships among educators to better meet needs of students with disabilities. The article stresses the importance of developing common understanding, developing a full array of services within the delivery system, and addressing school scheduling issues. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation
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Cessna, K. Kay; Skiba, Russell J. – Preventing School Failure, 1996
This article outlines principles of a needs-based approach to the inclusion of students with emotional and behavioral disorders and describes implications for inclusion in three areas: (1) provision of services; (2) curriculum; and (3) behavior management. The article also addresses the responsible limits of inclusion from a needs-based…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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Simpson, Richard L.; Carter, William J., Jr. – Preventing School Failure, 1993
This examination of the needs of families with students who have emotional/behavioral disorders proposes that schools provide services in the areas of (1) community programs; (2) information services; (3) advocacy and resource use; (4) home and community parent/family training programs; and (5) parent/family support and counseling. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Child Advocacy, Community Programs, Counseling Services
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Boudah, Daniel J. – Preventing School Failure, 1991
This paper argues that present service delivery models for Chapter 1 students have questionable effectiveness and calls for collaborative consultation between teachers of Chapter 1 and regular programs to better serve this population of at-risk students. This system change requires defining collaborative consultation, developing a collaborative…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth