Inclusion and Inclusive Practices

These are the resources found under this topic.
  • Collaborative Inquiry Teams for more Inclusive Pedagogy: Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project - Asked to provide professional development for the recent New York City Special Education Phase One Reform, TCICP convened 8 year-long collaborative inquiry groups of public school teachers and administrators. The project director and research fellow provide an overview of the project and two teachers share how the Spotlight work helps them support the achievement of students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Presented at the March Statewide meeitng of the Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling by Cynthia Gillespie Celia Oyler Sarah Schlessinger Robert Quinlan
  • Possible Criteria for Selecting, Assessing, and Sustaining High Quality Clinical Practice in Inclusive Settings- The purposes of this session are to: (a) discuss the concept of high quality clinical practice in inclusive settings, (b) offer suggestions for selecting, assessing, and sustaining such placements, and (c) propose a practitioner-driven applied research agenda. Presented at the Spring 2011 Statewide meeting of the Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling by Larry Maheady.
  • Equity Alliance- Research based practices and loads of other resources for including everyone.
  • IRIS Modules for - Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive modules, podcasts, case studies and articles that directly and effectively translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. The materials of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring. Very effective modules that can be used directly with students in teacher preparation programs.
  • Book: Duets and Dialogues: Voices on Inclusive Practices in Our Schools- Duets and Dialogue: Voices of Inclusive Practices in Our SchoolsThe members of the of the Midwest Region of the Task Force have experienced tremendous interest as we have actively sought to collaborate with K-12 partners and community advocacy agencies to promote the advancement of effective inclusive practices across New York state.
  • Book: Rethinking Disability: A Disability Studies Approach to Inclusive Practices-

    Cover of bookBy Jan W. Valle, City College, City University of New York
    David J. Connor (erroneously spelled Conner on the cover!), Hunter College, City University of New York 

    ISBN-13 9780073526041

    The 220 page book is published by McGraw-Hill as part of their PRACTICAL GUIDE series
    aimed mainly at pre-service and novice teachers, although all texts address
    issues also relevant to mid-career and "veteran" teachers.

  • Curriculum Comics-

    A great collection of comics dealing with topics like

    • Teacher as Reflective Practitioner
    • Learning Styles
    • Multiple Intelligences
    • Classroom Discipline Models

    Very clever, and quite compelling. 

    Note: These are presented in blog style which means the first post is at the bottom of the page so you are better off progressing through them in reverse order.

  • IncludingAllKids.Org- This website has a great definition of inclusion as well as nice connections for making an inclusive community.
  • The Golden Rule of Providing Support in Inclusive Classrooms- An article published in TEC by Julie N. Causton-Theoharis of Syracuse University, it is about how adults can best provide support in inclusive classrooms.
  • Book: The Paraprofessional's Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms-

    Cover of Paraprofessional's HandbookBy Julie Causton-Theoharis, Ph.D.

    The survival guide every paraprofessional needs.


  • Iris Center for Faculty Enhancement-

    National effort, serving college faculty working in pre-service preparation programs, aims to ensure that general education teachers are prepared to work with students with disabilities.

    A great collection of Modules are available for instructors (teacher educators) or classroom teachers.

  • Supporting Inclusive Classrooms: A Resource-

    Edited by David J. Conner 

    Produced through the efforts of The New York City Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling

    This book is available as a downloadable pdf document.

  • Standards for Inclusive Teacher Preparation Programs- This document outlines eight standards for Inclusive Teacher Preparation Programs in an effort to produce quality inclusive schooling in NYS.
  • Special Education Resources for General Educators (SERGE)- The SERGE website was designed to provide general classroom educators with quick access to information and professional development about addressing the needs of students who have disabilities and special education. Interesting set-up arranges content by essential questions.
  • Book: Access to Academics for All Students: Critical Approaches to- by Paula Kluth, Douglas Biklen, Diana Straut and others ISBN 0805841660
  • Book: Joyful Learning- Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms by Alice Udvari-Solner and Paula Kluth isbn: 9781412941747 paperback isbn: 9781412941730 hardcover Pub Date: 12-14-2007
  • Film: Including Samuel- Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about inclusion before he had his son Samuel seven years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib’s documentary film Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities as a civil rights issue.
  • Danforth School Inclusive Humanities Initiative- Powerpoint presentation on inclusion and literacy including English Language Learners
  • Presentation: Partnerships in Brooklyn- Michael Shoenfeld's PowerPoint presentation on inclusinve teaching methods and partnerships in Brooklyn.
  • Experiencing Inclusion: A Critical Analysis of the Lives of Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms- PowerPoint Presentation by Ann Monroe-Baillargeon from the University of Rochester
  • A Critical Research Analysis of Membership in Inclusive Education: Issues and Implications- PDF Presentation by Elizabeth Erwin from Queens College
  • Guidelines for Designing Curricular & Instructional Modifications to Address IEP Objectives in General Education- This manual presents a process and a set of planning worksheets for Student- Centered Planning Teams to use in designing individualized curricular and instructional modifications. The process outline in this manual consists of six steps outlining a series of actions and decisions that need to be made by the Student-Centered Planning Team.
  • Jonathan Mooney- Jonathan Mooney has some interesting perspectives on special ed from the inside looking out. Jonathan produced a documentary about himself, as a young man once labeled “severely learning disabled” journeying across America to find others who have used humor, imagination, and resiliency to create satisfying lives beyond “normal.”
  • Bibliography: General Instructional Strategies and Curriculum- Bauer, A. M., & Shea, T. H. (1999). Inclusion 101: How to teach all learners. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, Publishing Co. Bergen, D. (1993). Teaching strategies: Facilitating friendship development in inclusion classrooms. Childhood Education, 69(4), 234-36. Block, M. E. (1994). A teacher's guide to including students with disabilities in regular physical education. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, Publishing Co Carbo, M. (1996). Reading styles: High gains for the bottom third. Educational Leadership, 53(5), 8-13.
  • Bibliography: Teaching Children Positive Peer Relationship and Personal Competency Skills- Bryant, B. (1998). Children's coping at school: The relevance of "failure" and cooperative learning for enduring peer and academic success. In Meyer, L., Park, H., Grenot-Scheyer, M., Schwartz, I., Harry, B., (Eds.), (1998). Making Friends. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes. Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L., & Bahr, M. (1990). Social skills rating system. MN: American Guidance Service. Johnson, L.J. and Pugach, M.C. (1991). Accommodating the needs of students with mild learning and behavioral problems through peer collaboration. Exceptional Children, 57,454-461.
  • Bibliography: Early Intervention / Prevention Strategies-

    Cheney, D., & Muscott, H. (1996). Preventing school failure for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities through responsible inclusion. Preventing School Failure, 40(3), 109-116.

  • Learning First Alliance- The Learning First Alliance is a permanent partnership of 15 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools.
  • National Inclusive Schools Week organizers- National Inclusive Schools Week highlights and celebrates the progress of our nation's schools in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population.
  • Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments (RISE)- A technical assistance and support project for schools in West Tennessee Sponsored by The Tennessee Dept. of Education's Division of Special Education and located at the University of Memphis.
  • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)- Central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, No Child Left Behind, research-based information on effective educational practices.
  • University of Northern Iowa Inclusive Education- Site for general education teachers, special education teachers, parents, and school staff to help provide some answers about how inclusive education can be accomplished.
  • Kids Together Inc.- Providing helpful information and resources to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, and communities as a whole.
  • Layered Curriculum for Educators by Kathie Nunley- Teaching tips and resources to promote the layered curriculum approach to inclusion.
  • The Inclusion Network- An umbrella group that helps raise awareness of inclusion, recognize exemplary inclusive efforts, provide technical assistance and link individuals with and without disabilities.
  • Carreers in Special Education- National Clearinghouse for careers in Special Education
  • The Center for Disability and Community Inclusion- The Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, is part of a national network of developmental disabilities programs established to support individuals with disabilities and their families.
  • Michael Giangreco's site- A collection of links and books specifically targeting inclusion.