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ERIC Number: EJ807854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
A Snapshot of Teacher Perceptions on Full Inclusion in an International Urban Community: Miami-Dade County, Florida
Watnick, Beryl; Sacks, Arlene
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v7 n1 p67-74 Spr 2006
Miami Dade County Public Schools serves an international community with the highest poverty rate of any large U.S. city as well as the highest percentage of immigrants calling it "home" of any large city throughout the world. This article examines: (a) how Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fifth largest school district in the United States, is implementing a full inclusion policy while concurrently challenged to absorb an influx of non-English speaking students from diverse educational backgrounds, and (b) through a pilot study, teacher's perceptions regarding current inclusion practices and the effects of such programs and practices on special education students and students who are identified as English language learners (ELL).
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States