Date of Award

Spring 4-28-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Primary Advisor

Dr. Sarah Yates

Abstract

This review of literature explores the many different aspects of including a student with disabilities into the general education classroom 100% of the school day. The topics explored include; the history of inclusion, the social and emotional effects of inclusion, the active engagement of included students, the importance of social acceptance from peers, the teachers’ attitudes and opinions of inclusion, the students’ opinions of inclusion, and the parents’ opinions of inclusion. The goal is to expose some of the negative outcomes of inclusion because of recent emphasis on inclusion in the last decade. The researcher found that inclusion should be based on a case-by-case basis and evaluated annually to decide if each student is able to be included in the general education classroom.