ERIC Number: ED436065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
One School District's Efforts To Develop a Formal Inclusion Program at the Secondary Level.
Hamill, Lee B.
This qualitative study investigated efforts to develop a formal inclusion program at the secondary level in a small urban school district. There were approximately 40 educators and 550 students in the junior and high school programs. About 60 of the students were identified with disabilities, including learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and mental retardation. Analysis of observations and interviews with thirteen junior high and high school staff members uncovered four themes: (1) some educators are devoted to implementing inclusion while others are less engaged in the process; (2) inclusion occurs even when there is no formal program in place; (3) student behavior and the academic nature of the general education curriculum present some difficulties for students with disabilities in inclusion classrooms; and (4) it takes a combination of administrative support, scheduling adjustments, and teacher collaboration to make inclusion work. (Contains 11 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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