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ERIC Number: EJ807792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Settling in: Facilitating the Transition to an Inclusive Middle School for Students with Mild Disabilities
Knesting, Kimberly; Hokanson, Carol; Waldron, Nancy
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v55 n3 p265-276 Sep 2008
The present qualitative study examined the experiences of nine students with mild disabilities during their first year in an inclusive middle school in a Midwestern state of the United States (US). Data were gathered through interviews with students, teachers, and parents; classroom observations; and document analysis. Following the data analysis, three themes were identified: how the demands of navigating a new environment increased students' anxiety; how students satisfied their need for belonging; and how students' perceptions of school influenced their attitude towards help. Suggestions for facilitating school transitions for early adolescents with mild disabilities are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A