McNair Scholars Research Journal


Schools are mandated to effectively provide access to the general education curriculum, and specific instructional support necessary to all students with disabilities. Administrators must find a way to create both an accepting social and learning environment, in addition to crafting programs that successfully work toward creating academic success. This literature review will discuss (a) a school’s culture as an integral aspect of the implementation of inclusion, (b) techniques and methods for further exploration in implementing inclusion, and creating a collaborative culture, and (c) challenges administrators encounter that arise from implementing inclusion and creating a collaborative, inclusive culture. Recommendations for conducting qualitative research, and to further explore the topic with current school administrators, are also offered.