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The prevailing current of thought, influence, or activity: "You need not accept the nominee's ideology, only be able to locate it in the American mainstream" (Charles Krauthammer).
Representing the prevalent attitudes, values, and practices of a society or group: mainstream morality.
tr.v. main·streamed, main·stream·ing, main·streams
1. To integrate (a student with special needs) into regular school classes.
2. To incorporate into a prevailing group.

main′stream′er n.
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Adj.1.mainstreamed - (of the handicapped) placed in regular school classesmainstreamed - (of the handicapped) placed in regular school classes
integrated - not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups; "integrated schools"
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In such a scenario, it would be expected of other parties to also up the ante by using political violence as a means of keeping the mainstreamed parties' political advance at bay.
Terrorist organisations have been successfully mainstreamed in other countries.
But she also recognizes the needs of other parents who want their children to be mainstreamed into a general education classroom, or at least attend special education classes on a regular campus.
Many deaf students are mainstreamed in public schools, where hearing interpreters translate the teacher's speech using manually coded English and some ASL.
Many of us believe that children with disabilities should be mainstreamed into settings with children who do not have disabilities.
Hepler (1994) conducted a study of the social environment where children who ha learning disabilities were mainstreamed into classrooms with children with no learning disabilities.
As school communities adjusted to the presence of special education students, students with mild disabilities have been mainstreamed into regular academic classes.
Because students who are mainstreamed may have one or more of these characteristics, they could have difficulty functioning in regular academic classes.