ERIC Number: ED371527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Ellis, Ethan B., Ed.
People with Disabilities, v4 n1 Feb 1994
This special issue examines inclusive education, the movement to include children with disabilities in regular classrooms, focusing on the situation in New Jersey. The issue begins with an editorial by Ethan B. Ellis titled "Inclusive Education: Time To Pay Up." In "The Terms of the Debate," Marc Mercer notes that inclusive education means different things to different people, that the debate is deeply emotional, and that it hinges on the role of education as a social mission versus an academic mission. "Where Do the Educators Stand?" compares the positions of the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Education Association concerning inclusion. "Inclusion at Its Best" by Carrie Lerner offers photoessays of three students with disabilities who have been successfully included in regular education settings. "And at Its Worst" looks at factors that have led to some failures of inclusion, such as lack of planning, lack of collaboration, and funding mechanisms for special education. Other articles include: "Diana Cuthbertson: A Personal Story of Inclusion"; "Inclusion: An African-American Perspective"; "An Uneven Playing Field: Funding and Inclusion"; and "A Commentary on Inclusion: Us and Them." (JDD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, School Funds, Social Integration
People with Disabilities, New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council, CN 700, 32 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08625-0700 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Developmental Disabilities Council, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey