ERIC Number: EJ1075305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
All Means All: Building Knowledge for Inclusive Schoolwide Transformation
Shogren, Karrie A.; McCart, Amy B.; Lyon, Kristin J.; Sailor, Wayne S.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v40 n3 p173-191 Sep 2015
The Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center identified six schools, nominated and screened by leaders in the field of inclusive education and school reform using a systematic process, and conducted in-depth analyses of these schools to build knowledge and inform implementation of inclusive schoolwide reform. The present study synthesizes findings across five lines of inquiry (classroom practices, teacher and administrator perspectives, student perspectives, family and community perspectives, and supports for students with the most significant needs) that were part of the SWIFT Center's analysis of these schools. The primary themes are organized around (a) how inclusion is defined and practiced, (b) perspectives of inclusion from key stakeholders, and (c) exemplars of inclusive practices. Implications for future research and practice are described.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Disabilities, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Family Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Definitions, Stakeholders, Program Implementation, Surveys, Interviews, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325Y120005