ERIC Number: EJ1109229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Providing Students with Severe Disabilities Access to the General Education Curriculum
Olson, Amy; Leko, Melinda M.; Roberts, Carly A.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v41 n3 p143-157 Sep 2016
This case study explored how multiple educational personnel in a middle school identified as an exemplar of inclusive education defined and provided students with severe disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Data sources including a questionnaire, interviews, observations, observation reflections, and artifacts were collected from 12 participants who worked as administrators, general education teachers, special education teachers, or paraprofessionals. Findings point to educational personnel who are committed to providing access to the general education curriculum in general education classrooms and carry out this mission through shared responsibility, collaboration, peer supports, and multi-faceted learning structures. These findings are discussed in relation to future research and practice in the areas of inclusion and severe disabilities.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Severe Disabilities, Access to Education, Middle Schools, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Equal Education, Questionnaires, Observation, Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Administrators, Qualitative Research, Educational Environment, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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