ERIC Number: ED412685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Inclusion as a Force for School Renewal.
O'Brien, John; O'Brien, Connie Lyle
This paper presents arguments and evidence from research and practice in support of a series of statements concerning inclusion of students with disabilities as a force for school renewal and the building of the school community. The statements are: (1) inclusion heightens awareness of the school as community; (2) inclusion is a cultural force for school renewal; (3) for inclusion to thrive, schools must be conscious communities; (4) learning to build community means linking person-to-person learning to social architecture; (5) building community is creative work; (6) education is the way of becoming a human being; (7) commands are futile as a way to better education; and (8) building inclusive community links schooling with education. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Responsive Systems Associates, Lithonia, GA.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.