ERIC Number: EJ809467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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How Secondary Schools Can Avoid the Seven Deadly School "Sins" of Inclusion
Worrell, Jamie L.
American Secondary Education, v36 n2 p43-56 Spr 2008
As more students with disabilities are included in general education classrooms, many obstacles must be overcome before parents, teachers, students, and administrators deem inclusion effective. This article identifies seven "sins", which are barriers to inclusive practices in secondary schools: Negative teacher perspectives; lack of knowledge regarding special education terminology, issues and laws; poor collaboration skills; lack of administration support; limited instructional repertoire; inappropriate assessment procedures; and conflict between scheduling and time management. The literature on inclusive practice is cited as evidence for each "sin," and advice for avoiding each of them is provided.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Time Management, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Vocabulary, Cooperation, Administrator Role, Educational Legislation, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Conflict, School Schedules
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www3.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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