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ERIC Number: EJ756359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
The Development of an Inclusive Charter Elementary School: Lessons Learned
Downing, June E.; Spencer, Sally; Cavallaro, Claire
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v29 n1 p11-24 Spr 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the startup of a charter elementary school specifically designed to be fully inclusive. Twenty-one adult stakeholders, including parents, teachers, staff, and an administrator, were interviewed and asked a series of questions designed to solicit information about what they identified as strengths and challenges in the first year of the school. Four major themes emerged from these interviews: components critical to the operation of the school, initial challenges overcome, positive outcomes, and ongoing challenges. Areas of interest emerging from the study include the distribution of services for students with disabilities, the need for a challenging curriculum for all students, and the university-school district partnership. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A