June 1982
Education;Summer82, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p404
Academic Journal
The mainstreaming of exceptional children into regular classrooms is sometimes a difficult procedure due to the fact that the exceptional child may not have been adequately prepared to compete with his peers and the regular classroom teacher feels unable to plana sequential remedial program for him. Therefore, all prospective elementary and secondary school teachers should be required to take a special education course as part of their college curriculum pertaining to children's learning problems. Most pupils' difficulties could be handled by the regular classroom teacher with a minimum of special training. The teacher would feel confident about working with exceptional children, fewer children would need to be placed in special classes, and the mainstreaming process would be facilitated.


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