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ERIC Number: ED369619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Inclusive Education for All Students.
Rodriguez, Dalinda; Tompkins, Richard
Current trends indicate that schools are moving toward more inclusive practices and are attempting to educate the majority of students with exceptional needs in the regular education classroom. Restructuring of schools to implement full inclusion will require that school leaders consider six factors that influence change. Creating an atmosphere and culture for change involves addressing the school's physical surroundings and structures, formal policies and rules, resources, attitudes and beliefs, and relationships. Articulating the vision emphasizes the importance of expanding support for the vision of inclusion to a broad base of parents, students, and teachers, and the role of school leaders in demonstrating their own belief in full inclusion through their actions. Planning and providing resources involves the identification, planning, and provision of time, money, building space, personnel, and other resources to appropriately educate all students in regular classrooms. Providing continuous staff development means providing all constituents with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful implementation of full inclusion. Evaluation includes regular monitoring and assessment of progress toward full inclusion. The final factor, providing continuous assistance, requires that resources and staff development are more than one-shot events and include ongoing coaching and support. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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