ERIC Number: ED391309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Developing Inclusive Schools: A Guide.
This workbook provides practical information for developing and implementing inclusive school programs through understanding the educator role, using effective problem-solving strategies, and developing a support network to meet the challenges of inclusion. Ten chapters cover the following topics: (1) effective inclusion (an analysis of the trend toward inclusion of students with disabilities); (2) roles in inclusive schools (the classroom teacher, the teacher assistant, the student support services staff, the school-based team, and administrators); (3) dealing with resistance, at both the organizational and individual level; (4) motivation, self-esteem, and behavior; (5) steps in redesigning curriculum to meet diverse needs; (6) developing systems of support (centralized and decentralized support, assessment, collaborative planning, and individualized educational plans); (7) collaborative consultation (reasons for collaboration, the process, key principles, and skills); (8) the emerging role of school-based teams; (9) leadership (directive versus facilitative leadership, the collaborative ethic, and the leader's role); and (10) developing an inclusive culture (strategic planning, strategies for change, and developing an action plan). (Contains 105 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Leadership, Mainstreaming, Problem Solving, Resistance to Change, Self Esteem, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teamwork
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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