ERIC Number: ED451669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusive Education at Work: Students with Disabilities in Mainstream Schools.
This report details a study of how inclusive practices for students with disabilities are being developed and implemented in eight countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The study aimed to describe national, regional, and local policies on inclusion and school-based practices and to identify the key issues involved. The study identified nine major issues in inclusive education: (1) funding models; (2) systems of public accountability; (3) pupil assessment; (4) curriculum development; (5) teacher/student and adult/student ratios; (6) the presence of a classroom assistant; (7) the functioning of support services; (8) the teacher training system; and (9) community and parental involvement. Part 1 of the report presents background information on segregation, integration, and inclusion. Part 2 provides a synthesis of findings from the countries visited. Part 3 presents individual country case studies. Attachments include a special education teacher training survey of 13 countries, information on training professionals to work in inclusive settings, and issues of cost-effectiveness in inclusive and special education. (Contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Related Services (Special Education), Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Student Ratio
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD Washington Center, 2001 L Street, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036-4922 (paperback: ISBN-12-64-17121-5, $53; PDF E-book: ISBN-92-64-18038-9, $42.40). Tel: 800-456-6323 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-785-6323; Fax: 202-785-0350; Web site: http://www.oecd.org.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Denmark; Germany; Iceland; Italy; United Kingdom; United States