Author

Amy E. Hill

Date Approved

2009

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

Special Education

First Advisor

Phil Smith, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Carole Gorenflo, Ph.D.

Abstract

Nineteen parents and students were interviewed in fifteen different interviews. Participants were asked a series of questions to explore their perspectives on the inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms. Their responses were recorded via tape recorder and written documentation. Parents of children with and without disabilities felt that inclusion is beneficial socially and developmentally to all involved. Students without disabilities do not mind having children with disabilities in their classroom.

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