Preparing Special Educators for Mainstreaming Journal Article uri icon



  • The importance of knowledge of curriculum to the success of mainstreaming is explored in this article. The concepts of explicit, hidden, and absent curricula are discussed relative to curricular adaptations that may be necessary to educate handicapped students effectively in the regular classroom. Various issues pertaining to the handicapped and their potential effects upon curriculum implementation are also explored. In addition, a "Curriculum Adaptation Guide" is presented to assist educators in selecting and adapting the most appropriate curricular elements when such adaptations appear necessary. This article emphasizes the concept that special educators should ensure that they are fully knowledgeable about the curriculum in mainstreamed classrooms in order to provide effective assistance to handicapped students and their regular class teachers. Several important curricular topics pertaining to the training of special educators are also presented.

publication date

  • April 1, 1987

Date in CU Experts

  • February 19, 2015 6:28 AM

Full Author List

  • Hoover JJ

author count

  • 1

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0888-4064

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-4931

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 58

end page

  • 64


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