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ERIC Number: ED532994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 209
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-3476-7
The Inclusion of Students with Actual or Perceived Learning Disabilities in the Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary Classroom
Hale, Connie Lee
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, La Sierra University
This qualitative study investigated the effect of full inclusion of learning disabled students in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) classrooms. Information on the dynamics of full inclusion was gathered through interviews with 15 elementary teachers in a Western Conference of SDA. Literature on inclusion in public and private educational systems was reviewed. Additional information was gathered from SDA educational policies and procedures in relation to inclusive practices. Findings revealed that while SDA educational policy does not recommend acceptance of learning disabled students into general education classrooms, these students are attending. Qualitative analysis of the data identified: (a) types of learning disabilities seen in SDA classrooms; (b) the effect of inclusion on teachers, students, and the learning environment; (c) strategies used by teachers to accommodate learning disabled students; and (d) recommendations by teachers for the improvement of inclusive practices in SDA classrooms. A review of the REACH Resource Manual is included. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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