ERIC Number: ED571123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students
Villa, Richard A., Ed.; Thousand, Jacqueline S., Ed.
This book provides an in-depth, research-based guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face. "Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students" offers administrators, teachers, and other educators working to promote inclusion a wealth of information about: (1) the history and research base of inclusive education in the United States, including pivotal amendments to and reauthorizations of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHCA), landmark court cases, and the philosophical underpinnings of the movement; (2) essential curricular and instructional practices for inclusive schools, such as heterogeneous grouping, creative problem solving, and co-teaching; (3) powerful organizational structures such as Multitiered System of Support and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports to help optimize the benefits of differentiation for all students; and (4) a conceptual framework for coordinating educational initiatives and best practices for educating all students in general education. Also included are vivid personal stories of students with disabilities that illustrate how these students flourish when they learn alongside their general education peers. Educators who are serious about committing to the success of learners at all levels of perceived physical, intellectual, communication, and social/emotional ability will find the examples, advice, and tools in this book indispensable for planning, implementing, and promoting inclusion in their schools. This book contains the following chapters and Voices of Inclusion pieces: (1) An Inclusive School: Providing Access and Success for All (Mary A. Falvey and Christine C. Givner); (2) The Rationales for Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools (Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand; (3) Voice of Inclusion: From My Friend, Ro Vargo (Rosalind Vargo); (4) The Foundation: Administrative Leadership and Support in Managing Complex Change (Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand); (5) Collaborative Planning and Problem Solving (Jacqueline S. Thousand and Richard A. Villa); (6) Maximizing Resources and Designing Interventions through a Multitiered System of Supports (Jacqueline S. Thousand and Richard A. Villa); (7) Co-Teaching to Promote Student Access and Success (Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand); (8) Differentiated Instruction: Access to the General Education Curriculum for All (Jacqueline S. Thousand, Alice Udvari-Solner, and Richard A. Villa); (9) Access and Success for All: What Can One Person Do? (Jacqueline S. Thousand and Richard A. Villa); (10) Voice of Inclusion: The Principal's Role in Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Education (Yazmin Pineda Zapata); (11) Questions, Concerns, Beliefs, and Practical Advice about Inclusive Education (Richard A. Villa, Jacqueline S. Thousand, Emma Van der Klift, John Udis, Ann I. Nevin, Norman Kunc, Paula Kluth, and James Chapple); and (12) Voice of Inclusion: Everything about Bob Was Cool, Including His Cookies (Richard A. Villa). Individual chapters contain references.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Evidence Based Practice, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Court Litigation, Educational Practices, Heterogeneous Grouping, Problem Solving, Team Teaching, Positive Behavior Supports, Individualized Instruction, Best Practices, Personal Narratives, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Educational Planning, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: ASCD
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act