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What Is Inclusion, Anyway? [microform] : An Analysis of Organizational Position Statements / Susan M. Catlett and Trina W. Osher
Bib ID 5569444
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Catlett, Susan M
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
22 p. 

This study examined various national organization policies and positions on inclusion of students with disabilities. The report provides a content analysis of statements from 18 organizations with an interest in the education of students with disabilities, including advocacy groups, professional associations, and leadership organizations. Among the study's findings were: seven organizations defined "inclusion" with no two definitions being alike; the seven organizations which discussed the goal of inclusion each had differing goals; eight organizations called for abolishing current requirements for a continuum of educational placements; four organizations' statements applied inclusion to all students in the school; and active involvement in out-of-school settings and the community was deemed a part of inclusion by eight organizations. The paper concludes that there is agreement that children with disabilities should be included in general education to a greater extent than they have been but there is still disagreement concerning the degree of appropriate inclusion. The concern of many appears to be that the full range of services, some currently available only in specialized programs and facilities, will be lost if "full inclusion" is implemented inappropriately. Appendices include a list of the organizations surveyed and materials used in the content analysis. Contains 52 references. (DB)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.

Contract Number: HS92015001.

ERIC Note: Prepared by Project FORUM.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Content Analysis.  |  Definitions.  |  Delivery Systems.  |  Disabilities.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Mainstreaming.  |  National Organizations.  |  Organizational Objectives.  |  Position Papers.  |  Social Integration.  |  Student Placement.  |  Inclusive Schools
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Osher, Trina W., author  |  National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA
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