Middle School Inclusion: Case Studies of Three General Education Teachers

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://opencommons.uconn.edu/nera_2012/20
Author(s):
Mackey, Megan
Tags:
inclusion; middle school; Education
conference paper description
Research was conducted in a middle school in the southwest United States. Over 65% of the student population qualified for free and reduced lunch and the enrollment of 36% Hispanic students and 63% white students reflected the overall make-up of the local community. This study examined how three middle school teachers included students with disabilities in their classrooms. Areas explored included preparation, training, and/or support; attitudes and beliefs; learning environment; planning; and types of adaptations. Data revealed that although all participants supported the idea of inclusion, they demonstrated varying levels of characteristics of an inclusive classroom were evident.