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Delano, Monica E.; Keefe, Liz; Perner, Darlene – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
All teacher preparation programs face serious challenges; however, programs that prepare teachers to work with students with extensive support needs face additional, unique challenges in preparing professionals to facilitate their students' development of functional skills and to ensure their access to the general education curriculum. The purpose…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Teacher Education Programs, Course Content
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Renzaglia, Adelle; Gilson, Christie L.; Slagor, Michael T. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
The term "access to the general curriculum" is widely used in the field of special education, yet little is known about how practitioners are interpreting the term for high school students with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD). In this study, general and special educators in one high school were interviewed to determine their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Moderate Mental Retardation, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers
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Falvey, Mary A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
In this article, the author comments on the paramount article "Toward Realization of the Least Restrictive Educational Environments for Severely Handicapped Students" by Brown, Wilcox, Sontag, Vincent, Dodd, and Gruenewald. She states that the article contained amazingly persuasive and logical ideas that guided the dramatic changes in service…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Mainstreaming
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Brown, Lou; Wilcox, Barbara; Sontag, Edward; Vincent, Betty; Dodd, Nancy; Gruenewald, Lee – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
It is now the responsibility of educators to provide for the education of severely handicapped students in what has been referred to as "the least restrictive educational environment." This paper discusses least restrictive educational environments in relation to segregation versus integration, interactions with nonhandicapped age peers,…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Mainstreaming