Invisible College on Mainstreaming Addresses Critical Factors in Implementing Programs

Jordan, June B.
September 1974
Exceptional Children;Sep1974, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
The article provides an overview of the two-day Council for Exceptional Children's Invisible College on Mainstreaming conference in Carmel, California on June 27-28, 1974. Participants of the event made presentations on elements necessary to implement a successful program of enrolling and teaching exceptional children in regular classes for the majority of the school day. Formal presentation of questions and discussions regarding mainstreaming were conducted to promote involvement of a large numbers of parents in school activities and to raise awareness that the team approach to assessment, program planning and review are superior in the process of mainstreaming. Lastly, it was suggested that the commitment of the board of education and the schools is important in the adoption of the policy.


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