Inclusive Practice Resources
The Wisconsin Education Association Council website has an interesting and thought-provoking article on Special Education Inclusion http://www.weac.org/resource/june96/speced.htm
The article presents inclusion as a controversial concept in education and includes discussion of the questions:
Do we value all children equally?
What do we mean by “inclusion”?
Are there some children for whom “inclusion” is inappropriate?
This paper was written in 2s001 by Katie Schultz Stout, WEAC's Director of Instruction and Professional Development, and updated in 2007 by Joanne Huston, Teaching and Learning Consultant/ Legal Counsel and was posted March 15, 2007
May 1993, No. 11
The Inclusion Revolution
By Joy Rogers
This article was written back in 1993 but it still rings true today. States, school districts and individual schools all continue to be in different places when it comes to including children with disabilities. The article provides some definitions, presents some pros and cons of inclusion and describes what inclusion looks like. There is also a helpful inclusion checklist that can be filled out for your school.
TASH – Equity,
TASH is an international membership association leading the way to inclusive communities through research, education, and advocacy. TASH members are people with disabilities, family members, fellow citizens, advocates, and professionals working together to create change and build capacity so that all people, no matter their perceived level of disability, are included in all aspects of society.
The Circle of Inclusion
Web Site is for early childhood service providers and families of young
children. This web site offers demonstrations of and information about
the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children
from birth through age eight. http://www.circleofinclusion.org/
Social Inclusion Resources
Social Inclusion Article
Does This Child Have a Friend? Innovative social inclusion programs are reducing the social isolation of students with disabilities, ending harassment and stereotyping, and improving life opportunities. By Mary M. Harrison