ERIC Number: ED433645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Inclusive High Schools: Learning from Contemporary Classrooms.
Fisher, Douglas, Ed.; Sax, Caren, Ed.; Pumpian, Ian, Ed.
Addressing both processes and outcomes, this book provides a framework for developing inclusive high schools, illustrated by detailed accounts of high schools that have struggled, strategized, and ultimately achieved success. Themes discussed include building crucial school-based relationships, developing support strategies, communicating responsibilities, preparing for the classroom, establishing continuity, adapting curricula, and redistributing school resources. Chapters include: (1) "We Had To See It for Ourselves" (Douglas Fisher, Ian Pumpian, Caren Sax); (2) "We Didn't Always Learn What We Were Taught: Inclusion Does Work!" (Sax, Fisher, Pumpian); (3) "Personal and Professional Evolutions about Inclusive Education" (David Zaino); (4) "Portraits of Inclusion" (Eileen Bagg-Rizzo); (5) "Kennedy High School: From Case-by-Case to Whole-School Inclusion" (Karen Rodifer, Elizabeth Castagnera, Fisher, Sax); (6) "John Q. Adams High School: A Pilot Project Takes Shape" (Sax, Fisher, Lois Chappell, Lyn Pratt); (7) "'A Community of Learners Born of Trust, Respect, and Courage': The Foundation of Inclusion and School Reform at Jefferson High School" (Cheryl M. Jorgensen); (8) "Facilitating and Focusing Whole-School Change" (Garnett Smith and others); (9) "Reflecting on the Least Restrictive Environment Policy: Curriculum, Instruction, Placement: Three Legs of the Achievement Stool" (Virginia Roach); (10) "Teacher Preparation: A Long and Winding Road that Leads..." (Pumpian); and (11) "Families: The Key to Continuity" (Barbara Buswell). (Contains 16 pages of references and an index.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Family Involvement, High Schools, Inclusive Schools, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Teamwork
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624; Tel: 800-638-3775 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.brookespublishing.com ($26).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Foreword by Wilson Buswell and Aaron Flint.