ERIC Number: ED467267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Winning Ways: Creating Inclusive Schools, Classrooms and Communities.
This guide looks at implementation of principles of inclusive schools from the perspectives of parents, teachers, district and school administrators, and policymakers and is based on data from interviews, surveys, and focus groups. Each perspective is represented in a different chapter of the report, with implications or recommendations for the various stakeholders. An introductory chapter briefly reviews the history of educational services for children with disabilities as well as the impetus behind inclusion efforts, a general description of inclusive schooling, and the problem of overidentification of children of color in the current special education system. A chapter on district-wide planning, policies, and administration for inclusion focuses on the roles of local school districts and Boards of Education. Emphasis is on planning for inclusion, different methods of implementation, and communicating with parents, the community, and teachers. Chapter 3 focuses on the teacher's role in planning and preparing for inclusion, teacher training, and making inclusion work in the classroom. The last chapter addresses the family's role in creating inclusive schools especially in leadership, planning, and constant communication with school officials. (Contains 52 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inclusive Schools, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Social Integration, Special Education Teachers
NASBE Publications, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($12 plus $2 shipping and handling). Tel: 800-220-5183 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Written with Jane Ascroft and Andrew Stamp. Edited by David Kysilko.