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ERIC Number: ED451669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 373
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-64-17121-5
Inclusive Education at Work: Students with Disabilities in Mainstream Schools.
Labon, Don
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)
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:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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