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ERIC Number: ED358672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-921031-07-6
Action for Inclusion: How To Improve Schools by Welcoming Children with Special Needs into Regular Classrooms.
O'Brien, John; And Others
This manual outlines a process for building the good working relationships needed to develop inclusive school environments. It outlines five steps involved in achieving inclusion of children with special needs in ordinary classrooms: (1) clarify the family's intention to include their child in the neighborhood school and get to know the child's dreams and gifts; (2) enlist the principal's help in including the student; (3) enroll the classroom teacher in including the student; (4) involve the student's classmates in welcoming the student to the class; and (5) gather the people involved (students, family members, teachers, and administrators) to develop a process for adaptation of curriculum and class routine, through the MAPS (making action plans) technique. The approach involves designating someone to act as a consultant to facilitate integration; this consultant can work for the school or can begin as an ally of the family and build a relationship with school personnel as the process continues. (JDD)
Inclusion Press, 24 Thome Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 8S5 ($12, plus $3 shipping; quantity: $10, plus $3 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Imperial Oil Co. Ltd., Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Centre for Integrated Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Published by Inclusion Press.