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Written in a user-friendly tone, this text's powerful combination of versatility, practicality, and a positive message offers solid help as well as useful perspectives for those challenged to provide educational opportunities in inclusive settings. Based on the philosophy that inclusion is good for all children, Successful Inclusion moves beyond the notion of 'collaboration' to placing the primary responsibility for successful inclusion on the general education teacher and school administrators, not special education teachers. It provides numerous practical tools that help readers examine their own attitudes and beliefs about inclusion, and provides tools they can use in teaching to apply inclusion principles as well as strategies to overcome the barriers to inclusion.
Presents an overview. Analyzes different perspectives on inclusion. Includes a ten step practical process. Contains data on the effectiveness of inclusion. Discusses the legal requirements for parent involvement. Introduces readers to the range of inclusion placement options.
For readers with an interest in inclusion.
I. THE CHALLENGE OF INCLUSION.
1. Why Inclusion?
2. What Is Inclusion?
3. What Are the Legal Roots of Inclusion?
4. What Social Forces Led to the Recent Inclusion?
5. What Is the Shared Responsibility for Inclusion?
6. What Are the Major Controversies Surrounding Inclusion?
7. What Is the Conclusion About Inclusion?
8. With All the Controversy, How Do We Develop a Rational Approach to Inclusion?
9. What Are the Benefits and Outcomes of Inclusion?
10. How Does Inclusion Relate to National Education Reform?
11. What Is the Philosophical Basis for Inclusion?
12. What Public Policies Promote Inclusion?
13. Where Are We Headed with inclusion in the 21st Century? A Revolution of Expectations.
II. STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING INCLUSION.
14. What Are the Major Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion?
15. What Is the Continuum of Placement Options, and Why Is It Important?
16. How Are Student Needs for Instruction and Support Evaluated, and How is Their Progress Assessed?
17. What Does Inclusion Mean for Teaching and Learning?
18. What Curriculum Modifications and Instructional Strategies Are Considered Best Practices for Inclusion Classrooms?
19. What Support Services Are Needed for Inclusive Classrooms?
20. What Is the Role of Interdisciplinary Team and the Student in the IEP and Inclusive Placement?
21. What Is the Appropriate Class Size for Inclusion and Classroom Management?
22. What Are Important Considerations Related to the Use of Technology?
23. How Do School-To-Career Transition Services Support the Inclusion of Students in the Community After High School?
24. How Can a School's Readiness for Inclusion Be Assessed?
25. What Factors Should Be Considered When Planning for Inclusion?
26. Ten Steps in Developing and Implementing Inclusive Practices.
27. What Should Be Included in Professional Development Plan?
28. How Can Parent Participation in Inclusion Be Promoted?