This instrument is designed to provide schools with a self-assessment instrument to guide a review of current practices regarding inclusive education. Stetson and Associates considers inclusive education to be synonymous with the requirements for the provision of education and related services in the least restrictive environment. Decisions about instructional setting are determined on an individual student basis and while there is a strong preference for instruction in the general education classroom, the IEP team makes the determination of the appropriate location(s) for services. It is our position that the emergence of the terms ‘inclusive practices’ and ‘inclusive education’ served to refocus national attention on this critical philosophy and practice for every student. The notion of inclusive practices is relevant for all students.
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