Whole-school Success and Inclusive Education: Building Partnerships for Learning, Achievement, and Accountability

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Wayne Sailor
Teachers College Press, 2002 - Education - 260 pages
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This authoritative guide provides an in-depth understanding of inclusion practices in public education. Featuring an impressive group of contributors who offer a variety of perspectives on and approaches to inclusion, this important volume:

-- Examines federal, state, and local inclusive educational policies, practices, finances, and assessments.

-- Offers a comprehensive understanding of school-linked service integration approaches with practical ideas for implementation.

-- Provides many examples of school reform, including school unification models and the new community school movement.

-- Shows educators, community service providers, and family members how these reforms originated, how they work in practice, and where they are taking place.

-- Features an important focus on the Kentucky reform initiative -- the lessons learned from 8 years of assessing all students, including those with severe disabilities.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Devolution SchoolCommunityFamily Partnerships
7
The Implications of Goals 2000 for Inclusive Education
26
Formation of Collaborative
42
School Reform and SchoolCommunity Linkages
61
Yes and What About The Inclusion of Students
77
The Buyout Option for Students with Significant Disabilities
106
The Case
142
Learning from Effective
163
Disabilities in Regular Education Classrooms
182
Including All Students in Statewide
195
New Systems
211
Developing and Nurturing a Collaborative Culture
228
About the Contributors
247
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