Date Approved

5-31-2005

Embargo Period

4-13-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Inclusive education--New Jersey; Middle school teachers--Training of--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to increase middle school teachers' awareness and knowledge of the inclusion model. This study will include research, professional development workshops on inclusion, and evaluation surveys. Through the research and teacher input, further workshops will be designed to help both general and special education teachers involved in team-teaching. The subject sample used in this study was 80 middle school teachers from Evesham Township who were involved in inclusion. The procedures used were informal interviews in August 2004, staff development workshops based on the teachers needs, and evaluations and data from workshops. This study concluded that teacher communication, administrative support, and professional development opportunities are the keys to success for both teachers and students in inclusion.

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