Unconditional mainstreaming -- a goal for education
Mills, Marie Brost
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The purpose of this study was to review the principles and practices necessary to provide unconditional mainstreaming in regular education classrooms. Unconditional mainstreaming was distinguished from other forms of mainstreaming by four features (a) the degree of administrative and staff commitment and support, (b) the use of a problem solving approach, (c) administrators, teachers, and parents engaged in frequent discussion on how to improve program delivery, and (d) documentation of students' progress. Four model mainstreaming programs were identified and reviewed: Side-by-side, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Project Merge, Olympia, Washington; Homecoming Model, state of Vermont; and a Zero Exclusion Model, Madison, Wisconsin. These four programs, which provide opportunities for unconditional mainstreaming, required system change and were based on the principle of normalization.
Mainstreaming in education