ERIC Number: EJ1095396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Performance of Students without Disabilities in the Inclusive Environment
Fruth, Jason D.; Woods, Melanie N.
Education, v135 n3 p351-361 Spr 2015
This study examines the impact of inclusion on secondary students by focusing on the performance of students without disabilities in the inclusive environment compared to their performance in a segregated environment. Many studies exist demonstrating the positive impact of the inclusive environment on the performance of students with disabilities. However, there is little research demonstrating the impact of the inclusive environment on the performance of students without disabilities. This randomized control experiment showed that there was no significant difference in the performance of students without disabilities in the inclusive versus segregated environments in reading, science, and social studies content areas. Students without disabilities scored significantly higher in segregated environments versus inclusive environments in math. Further research examining the impact of the environment on the performance of students without disabilities is recommended.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Inclusion, Secondary School Students, Classroom Environment, Randomized Controlled Trials, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design, Scores, Comparative Testing, Student Records, Pretests Posttests, Conventional Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio