Papers of Percy Bates, an influential African American professor at the University of Michigan School of Education. Materials in the collection relate to his work as Principle Investigator on the Dean's Project on Mainstreaming, a grant project funded by the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped at the U.S. Department of Education. The collection includes teacher training materials, worksheets, case studies, grant information, project models and reference articles, interview questions, and other project materials.
The Percy Bates papers contains papers related to Bates' work as Principal Investigator on the Dean's Project on Mainstreaming, a grant project at the Universisty of Michigan's School of Education. The project trained educators how to integrate special education students into the regular classroom. The materials illustrate some of the challenges of mainstreaming faced by educators, students and parents and how educators were trained to manage these issues. The training materials also demonstrate the core knowledge, skills and attitudes the project team believed educators needed to create a welcoming classroom environment for all students.
The collection has been organized into two series. The Project Materials series contains project planning documents, conceptual models, reference reports and working drafts developed by the project team. The Educational Materials series features copies of the informational packets, worksheets, case studies and simulations developed to train teachers on mainstreaming.