ERIC Number: ED381334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
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Inclusion: The Results of Attendance, Achievement, and Self-Concept in a Class-within-a-Class Model.
Class-Within-A-Class (CWC) is an inclusion program that has been in existence since 1984 at a midwestern suburban/rural school of approximately 1,200 K-12 students. Special and general educators collaborate in teaching both disabled and regular students in a regular classroom setting. Teachers participate in inservice programs covering effective practices of frequent questioning, guided practice of skills, and cooperative group activities. Teachers use various teaching strategies, advanced organizers, study guides, visual organizers, and learning strategies to meet the educational needs of both general and special education students. Special education students who participate in the CWC program are generally students with mild to moderate learning disabilities. A comparison of regular education and special education students participating in the CWC program revealed no significant difference on the average number of days of student attendance. However, there were mean differences between the two groups on individual subtests of the Missouri Mastery Achievement Test, but the increases and decreases were similar in both groups for all subtests. Specifically, there were significant increases in achievement on the science subtests and decreases in the social studies subtests. Both groups of students scored in the normative range of positive self-concept on the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Teacher Collaboration
Note: In: Reaching to the Future: Boldly Facing Challenges in Rural Communities. Conference Proceedings of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) (Las Vegas, Nevada, March 15-18, 1995); see RC 020 016.