Special education and the regular education initiative: basic assumptions.

@article{Jenkins1990SpecialEA,
  title={Special education and the regular education initiative: basic assumptions.},
  author={J. R. Jenkins and C G Pious and Michael O. Jewell},
  journal={Exceptional children},
  year={1990},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={479-91}
}
The regular education initiative (REI) is a thoughtful response to identified problems in our system for educating low-performing children, but it is a not a detailed blueprint for changing the system. Educators must achieve consensus on what the REI actually proposes. The authors infer from the REI literature five assumptions regarding the roles and responsibilities of elementary regular classroom teachers, concluding that these teachers and specialists form a partnership, but the classroom… CONTINUE READING