How can teachers create a community of learners and enhance the special education inclusion model?
The research question addressed in this capstone is, how can teachers create a community of learners and enhance the special education inclusion model? The author seeks to discover strategies that elementary teachers can use to benefit disabled and nondisabled students and create a positive classroom community. Key influence for this capstone was the first student with special needs that the author had the pleasure of teaching. The author uses a qualitative research approach implementing strategies and observing students behaviors. Interviews and pre and post surveys are also used to better understand what creates a positive community. The author concluded that successful strategies in creating a positive inclusive classroom community are: 1) modeling acceptance, 2) sharing student success and improvement, 3) including students in all activities, and 4) providing many social interactions between disabled and nondisabled students.
Dess, Lauren D., "How can teachers create a community of learners and enhance the special education inclusion model?" (2011). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2430.