Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan

Second Reader

Erin Wanat;


In the 21st century, many students with disabilities who might have previously received most of their education in a self-contained room or resource room are much more frequently in classrooms with typically developing peers. However, many general educators may be unprepared or unwilling to adapt to an inclusive classroom environment. This literature review looks at how special and general educators can better work together with their administrators to provide effective inclusive classrooms for all students, especially those with disabilities. Examining teacher attitudes toward and awareness of inclusion is a necessary first step and also a major theme in the literature. Collaborative practices such as co-teaching are discussed as well as strategies for continuing education on the topic of inclusion.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis