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Shogren, Karrie A.; McCart, Amy B.; Lyon, Kristin J.; Sailor, Wayne S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center identified six schools, nominated and screened by leaders in the field of inclusive education and school reform using a systematic process, and conducted in-depth analyses of these schools to build knowledge and inform implementation of inclusive schoolwide reform. The present…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Disabilities, Elementary Schools
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Downing, June E.; Peckham-Hardin, Kathryn D. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
Parents, teachers, and paraeducators at three inclusive schools were interviewed as part of a qualitative study to investigate perceptions regarding a quality educational program for students with moderate-severe disabilities. Instead of looking at schools engaged in a systematic change process from separate to inclusive education for students…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Multiple Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Salisbury, Christine L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
A growing number of schools are engaged in efforts to become more inclusive in their service delivery and educational practices. To date, accounts of principals involved in reform efforts have largely been absent from the research literature. To address this need, this study examined the perspectives and experiences of eight principals who were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Inclusive Schools, Elementary Schools