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ERIC Number: EJ900878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Inclusion of Religion and Spirituality in the Special Education Literature
Ault, Melinda Jones
Journal of Special Education, v44 n3 p176-189 Nov 2010
Although traditionally not an area of service delivered by special educators, the area of religion and spirituality for persons with disabilities is receiving more attention as a quality-of-life outcome. This literature review examined the special education literature to determine the extent to which special educators are exposed to literature concerned with these issues. The results indicated that information is found in the literature but occurs most often as embedded references in articles on other topics. Information was most often included in articles focusing on diversity, and the majority of references to religion and spirituality were descriptions of religions. Religion and spirituality are linked to the overarching goals of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 and quality-of-life outcomes. Future research and roles for professionals are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act