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ERIC Number: EJ786529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Inclusive High School Service Learning Programs: Methods for and Barriers to Including Students with Disabilities
Dymond, Stacy K.; Renzaglia, Adelle; Chun, Eul Jung
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n1 p20-36 Mar 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine methods for and barriers to including students with disabilities in high school service learning programs (HSSLPs) with non-disabled peers. Focus groups were conducted with adult stakeholders at five schools nominated as having exemplary inclusive HSSLPs and at least 3 years experience implementing such programs. Methods for including students with disabilities addressed the categories of activity selection and structure, collaboration, expectations, encouragement, grouping, and modifications. Barriers clustered around the areas of teacher attributes and experience, organizational structure, planning, resources, and student characteristics. Implications for inclusive education, universal design for learning, access to the general curriculum, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and instruction are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A