Title

The Evolution of Inclusive Practice in Two Elementary Schools: Reforming Teacher Purpose, Instructional Capacity, and Data-Informed Practice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x55699a97cad8)

Abstract

This qualitative case study focuses on the evolution of inclusive school reform in two elementary schools in a large metropolitan district. Four central themes that emerged during data analysis are highlighted: (1) Unifying a vision: Reframing special education; (2) Developing collaborative structures for inclusion; (3) Increasing confidence and capacity: The importance of data-informed practice; and (4) Negotiating district and state constraints on inclusive practice. This article concludes with a discussion of the study's implications for inclusive school reform as well as directions for future research.

Publication Title

International Journal of Educational Reform

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

22

Last Page

45

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/105678791802700102

ISSN

10567879

E-ISSN

26319675

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