ERIC Number: EJ630044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Experiences and Perceptions of Rural Alaskan General Educators: Implications for Preparation in Inclusive Practices.
Ryan, Susan M.; Dennis, Ruth E.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v19 n3-4 p30-43 Sum-Fall 2000
Surveys, interviews, and observations were carried out at six remote Alaska village schools to explore perceptions and experiences of teachers and aides related to inclusionary practices for students with disabilities. Findings focus on personal stories affecting participants' perceptions, barriers and supports for inclusionary practices, and the fit between special education practices and Alaska Native cultural values. (Contains 24 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Isolation, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Qualitative Research, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska