ERIC Number: EJ1008377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
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Inclusive Schooling: Are We There yet?
Causton, Julie; Theoharis, George
School Administrator, v70 n2 p19-25 Feb 2013
Today, when trying to find a way to an unfamiliar destination, many rely on global positioning systems, or GPS technology. "Recalibrating" and "Whenever possible make a legal U-turn" are now ubiquitous phrases in the audio backdrop to many car trips. One can think about modern-day inclusive education in similar terms. The programming decisions administrators make to serve the 6.1 million school-age children with disabilities in public schools nationwide serve as the global positioning system in creating and maintaining truly inclusive schools. The authors have worked with hundreds of schools and districts across the country on inclusive policies and practices. Federal law has mandated inclusion of students with disabilities since 1975, contributing to schools that are much different places today. Yet many schools continue to use outdated models of inclusion, segregating students with disabilities in separate classrooms, wings or buildings.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Federal Legislation, School Districts, Children, Special Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Administrators, Mainstreaming, Educational Legislation
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act