How Differences Make Us Alike. Presenters Coleen Martin Michele Haider-Markel Catherine Glidewell Realities of Education Dr. Martina Thompson June 26, 2003. IDEA. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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Realities of Education
Dr. Martina Thompson
June 26, 2003
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This act enables all students to a free and appropriate education and the right to learn in a least restrictive environment.
The mission of the Lawrence Public Schools is to enable all students to acquire developmentally appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to become informed decision makers and effective communicators who will assume responsible roles in society; this will be accomplished by teaching all students challenging curricula in stimulating and flexible environments enriched through parental involvement and the resources of a community committed to the conviction that all children can learn.
When: Early 1990’s
Where: Littleton, a small city
What: Successful inclusion of a student with disabilities
How: IDEA Act
Who: Cara and Daniel
1. How has Cara handled the addition of a student with significant needs in her classroom?
2. What type of approach is Cara taking for problem solving?
3. What are some activities that can be done with the class to facilitate understanding of Daniel’s disability?
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