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ERIC Number: ED393248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 34
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What is "Inclusion"?
Neary, Tom; Halvorsen, Ann
This paper presents principles for inclusion of students with disabilities in regular education classrooms, organized around the following aspects: inclusion versus mainstreaming, service delivery, planning and curriculum development, best practices, and training. Among the principles discussed are: students are members of age-appropriate general education classrooms; students move with peers to subsequent grades; disability type or severity does not preclude involvement in inclusive classrooms; the staff-to-student ratio for itinerant special education teachers is equivalent to that in a special class; special education students are considered a part of the total class count for class size purposes; there is coordination with school restructuring at the district and site level and commitment to inclusion by the school administration; there is close collaboration between special and general education teachers; supplemental instructional services are provided through a transdisciplinary team approach; regularly scheduled collaborative planning meetings are held with all concerned; transition planning is engaged in at all levels; effective instructional practices are supported; general ability awareness training is provided to staff, students, and parents; and adequate training and staff development are provided. (Contains 37 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: In: California Peers Outreach Project: Application and Replication of Inclusive Models at the Local Level. Final Report; see EC 304 691.