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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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At the elementary school level, significant differences between the standardized reading test scores of mainstreamed and regular students were found.
Mainstreamed students received these grades: A, 14.
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.
In a 3-year ethnographic study of mainstreaming, regular teachers described the success of mainstreamed students in terms of their classroom academic behavior: attendance, homework, attention, participation, preparation for class, basic skills, and scores on tests (Truesdell, 1985).
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.