ERIC Number: ED434892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Integrating Students with Special Needs. Diversity in the Classroom Series, Number Seven.
This document, the seventh in a series on diversity in the classroom, offers strategies for general education teachers to help them provide an appropriate education to students with exceptional needs within the regular classroom. Section 1, "Introduction," examines definitions and the organization of the document. Section 2, "Starting Points," examines how to create an inclusive classroom, work as a team, and problem solve as a team. Section 3, "Planning and Preparation," discusses how to get to know each other, plan for the child, and use the MAPS (Making Action Plans) strategy. Section 4, "Implementation," discusses instructional approaches and strategies, working with educational assistants, and working with peers. Section 5, "Transition Planning," discusses how to plan for a student's transition to another setting. Section 6, "The Secondary School Setting," explains how to include students with special needs in secondary school settings. Section 7, "A Note to Administrators," explains the role of the administrator in the process. The nine appendixes focus on: definitions and implications, appropriate language, problem solving teams, MAPS procedures, a guide to strategies, differentiated instruction, activities to teach about disabilities, planning for educational assistants, and resources (26). (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Principals, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Staff Development, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, Saskatoon.; Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada