Educating students with mild disabilities in general education classrooms: Minnesota alternatives.

S. Deno, Geoffrey M Maruyama, C. Espin, C. Cohen

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Abstract

This article reports two major data collection efforts conducted during successive years. Study 1 examined the relationship between the school effectiveness variables identified in the Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Project (MEEP), and the attitudes and achievement of students in 31 MEEP schools. Study 2, which focused on 11 of the Study 1 schools, compared the instructional programs provided to students with mild disabilities in three integrated programs in these 11 schools, with those provided by conventional resource "pull-out" programs in three other schools. We not only contrasted program characteristics, but analyzed differences between program characteristics and cognitive and affective outcomes. Results do not provide a strong basis for concluding that general efforts at school improvement will provide the framework for improved outcomes among low-achieving students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-161
Number of pages12
JournalExceptional children
Volume57
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1990

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