ERIC Number: EJ1015883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
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"A Kid Way": Strategies for Including Classmates with Learning or Intellectual Disabilities
Nowicki, Elizabeth A.; Brown, Jason D.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n4 p253-262 Aug 2013
Thirty-six children between 9 and 12 years of age were invited to share their ideas on how to socially include classmates with learning or intellectual disabilities at school. Participants generated 80 strategies which were categorized into seven major themes. Thematic categories focused on the need for teachers to intervene in academic and social situations, child-to-child instructional strategies, being supportive, focusing on similarities between children with and without disabilities, modelling appropriate behaviors and intervening in negative interactions, structured inclusive activities, and noninclusive activities. Participants were aware of the challenges experienced by classmates with disabilities, and recognized the need to work with classmates and teachers towards the social inclusion of children with intellectual and learning disabilities. Educational implications are addressed.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Inclusion, Peer Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Role Models, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Interaction, Children
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaiddjournals.org/
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