ERIC Number: EJ1152058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Addressing the General Education Curriculum in General Education Settings with Students with Severe Disabilities
Ballard, Sarah L.; Dymond, Stacy K.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v42 n3 p155-170 Sep 2017
This systematic literature review examined research on stakeholders' beliefs about addressing the general education curriculum in general education classrooms with students with severe disabilities (SD). The investigation was limited to studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 1997 and 2015. Ten articles were identified and then analyzed using an inductive coding approach and thematic analysis. Secondary data analysis revealed four major themes centered on (a) method of access, (b) type of curriculum, (c) barriers/concerns, and (d) benefits. Overall, stakeholders were found to perceive social inclusion as more important than involvement and progress in the general education curriculum for students with SD. Stakeholders also perceived numerous challenges around facilitating access to the general education curriculum in general education classrooms.
Descriptors: General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Curriculum, Inclusion, Literature Reviews, Coding, Barriers, Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Access to Education, Student Needs, Stakeholders, Beliefs
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