ERIC Number: ED419333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Alaska Inclusion Training Modules: Building Inclusive Classrooms and Schools. Modules 1-3. Second Edition.
Ryan, Susan, Ed.; Kurka, Diana, Ed.
This document presents three inservice training modules which focus on the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular education settings in Alaska schools. Module 1, "Setting our Sights on Inclusion," by Diana Kurka, is a three-hour inservice program which provides an introduction to inclusion via sections on: legal and legislative aspects of inclusion; challenges facing teachers, districts, and teams; benefits of inclusion; and issues related to building level change. Module 2, "Curriculum Modification & Instructional Adapation in Inclusive Schools," by Susan Ryan and Marie Doyle, addresses the nature of curriculum, the rationale for curriculum modification, principles underlying curriculum modification, and the specific curriculum modification approaches of Circle of Friends, making of action plans (MAPS), ecological assessment strategies, activity based instruction, and other curriculum modification approaches. Module 3, "Cooperative Learning and Inclusion," by Jo Anne Putnam, is on cooperative learning as one strategy that can increase access to the curriculum for students with disabilities. Sections cover what cooperative learning is, a research review, ways to conduct cooperative learning activities, positive interdependence, lesson planning and cooperative structures, teaching cooperative skills, cooperative discipline, adaptations for students with disabilities, cooperative learning and cultural diversity, and cooperative student support teams. Generally, each section within a module presents the section's purpose, desired learner outcomes, the section content, suggested readings, suggested activity or activities, and an assignment. (Individual modules contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teaching Methods
Alaska Department of Education, Special Education Programs, 800 W. 10th Street, Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801-1894.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska