College of Education
Inclusive education; Elementary school teachers--In-service training
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this conceptual thesis is to create an outline of a professional development workshop model to be implemented at a later date and time. This professional development model is designed to teach fifteen to twenty inclusion teachers how to create a safe and accepting learning environment where students are accepted regardless of ability levels. The five two-hour workshops focus on discovering teachers' own biases about people with special needs, working with and incorporating parents as important members of the learning community, understanding the formations of children's perceptions and creating the learning community by listening to students.
Stevens, Lauren, "Creating the environment for inclusion: ways for teachers to encourage positive interactions between typical and special needs children" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 477.