ERIC Number: ED396505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Creating an Inclusive School.
Villa, Richard A., Ed.; Thousand, Jacqueline S., Ed.
This collection of readings in support of inclusive education for students with disabilities offers rationales for inclusion, personal accounts of individuals involved, and strategies for facilitating change. Stressed throughout is the idea that inclusion is an attitude or belief system, not an action or set of actions. The readings identify factors that have made school organizations resistant to change and the variables that contribute to successful organizational change and more inclusionary programs. Promising practices and resources for classroom teachers are identified. Individual chapters include: (1) "What Is an Inclusive School?" (Mary A. Falvey and others); (2) "Contemplating Inclusive Education from a Historical Perspective" (William Stainback and Susan Stainback); (3)"The Rationales for Creating Inclusive Schools" (Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand); (4) "Managing Complex Change toward Inclusive Schooling" (Jacqueline S. Thousand and Richard A. Villa); (5) "Promising Practices That Foster Inclusive Education" (Alice Udvari-Solner and Jacqueline S. Thousand); (6) "A Process for Adapting Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms" (Alice Udvari-Solner); (7) "Questions, Concerns, Beliefs, and Practical Advice about Inclusive Education" (Richard A. Villa and others); and (8) "Resources for Advancing Inclusive Education" (Barbara E. Buswell and C. Beth Schaffner). Throughout, separate segments called "Voices of Inclusion" feature the personal accounts of individuals with disabilities and those involved with them. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Organizational Change, Personal Narratives, Program Effectiveness, Resistance to Change, Social Integration
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (ASCD Stock No. 195210, $15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.