ERIC Number: EJ1001622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Invitational Inclusive Education: First Steps on a Journey to Develop Perspectives and Practices
Hansen, Barbara A.; Morrow, Linda E.
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v18 p37-44 2012
This article invites all educators to consider the implementation of the tenets of Invitational Education (IE) as a firm foundation and precursor upon which can be built an Inclusive Education climate and mindset which encourages success for all students. This eighteen month study of two professors from Ohio's Muskingum University shares from inception to implementation, the idea of creating a graduate course for teachers and administrators which merges the practices of Inclusive Education and Invitational Education. The course, entitled Invitational Inclusive Education (IIE), seeks to convince teachers that a belief in and application of IE greatly enhances the chances for a more inviting teacher acceptance of inclusive practices (including co-teaching) for students with special needs. Teacher response to the course has been very positive resulting in the development of the term IIE, as well as a draft tool which helps to define stages of teacher acceptance of inclusive practice.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Research and Development, Teacher Response, Theory Practice Relationship, Higher Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
International Alliance for Invitational Education. Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road House #55, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591. Tel: 770-423-6869; Web site: http://www.invitationaleducation.net/publications/journal/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act