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Inclusive Schools in Action: Making Differences Ordinary
James McLeskey and Nancy Waldron
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The nuts and bolts of creating an inclusive school is here, in Inclusive Schools in Action: Making Differences Ordinary. The authors share their wisdom and practical advice after successfully integrating inclusion into 50 schools. Use their framework, developed from their experiences in the field, to better meet the academic and social needs of all your students.
Authors James McLeskey and Nancy Waldron present a framework that enables teachers and administrators to collaborate as they discuss, experience, reflect, and apply information on school change and inclusion to their own schools. The change process is based on the authors’ belief that inclusive schools cannot be developed from a prescribed model; instead the school must reflect its own beliefs, attitudes, culture, and skills. The result of this process is that schools that are more responsive to the individual needs of all students. The framework and collaborative reform that McLeskey and Waldron propose
Inclusive Schools in Action contains many examples and perspectives from classroom teachers, along with figures that present strategies, adaptations, and other practical information. By weaving together their experiences with the research, the authors provide educators with comprehensive information and tools for developing or improving inclusive schools.
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JAMES MCLESKEY is professor and chair of the Department of Special Education at the University of Florida. Before moving to Florida in August 1999, he taught for 22 years at Indiana University. For the past 10 years, James has worked with many schools as they have attempted to develop and implement inclusive school programs. Through these endeavors, he has learned many lessons from teachers, principals, parents, and students regarding why it is important to develop inclusive programs and how these programs may be successfully developed.
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