Special Education M.A.

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Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa

Second Reader

Nathan Elliott;


This paper reviews the current research regarding the inclusion of students with special education services in the general education setting and what steps would be necessary to effectively implement more inclusive approaches in schools today. There has been considerable debate about the potential effects of inclusion on students with and without disabilities in recent years. All students have the potential to make a positive impact in the classroom. Students with special needs deserve to learn in the least restrictive environment possible, having access to the same resources and socialization as their peers. In creating an inclusive education plan for any student, it is important to consider the role and perspective of each person involved in the child’s education, relevant data, and current research and best practices.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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