Inclusion begins with modifications, adaptations, and support and the assumption that all students can participate in the general education curriculum. Full inclusion requires teachers to think about all aspects of their classroom—pedagogy, curriculum, and classroom climate. In Widening the Circle, Sapon-Shevin articulates her vision of inclusion and shares some of the practices necessary to support student success rather than just “dumping” them in a classroom and hoping for the best. I particular she emphasizes the importance of peer interaction and shares some narratives of how peer interactions and peer supports can work in an inclusive setting [Publisher’s comments].
Educators seeking exemplars of inclusive practices and resources to make the argument for inclusion in their own schools.