Title

The Impact of Inclusion Within the Secondary Career and Technical Educational Classroom

Date of Award

Spring 5-17-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Courtney LaLonde

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research was to investigate the impact of creating a positive culture in inclusive classrooms for all students in career and technical classrooms. Current research states that many career and education teachers often feel ill prepared and apprehensive toward the inclusion of students with special education needs in their classrooms. The study investigated the skills career and technical teachers need to possess to meet the needs of all students in an inclusive classroom, what challenges the CTE teachers face in inclusive classrooms and what additional training teachers must have to serve the needs of all the students in the classroom. Student input was used to determine what they felt was necessary to help them (the students) to succeed in an inclusive classroom. The study used both qualitative and quantitative design. Data was collected through teacher and student surveys and classroom observations. The study took place in the spring semester of 2019 at a midwestern high school.

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