Including Inclusion in Alternative Settings
Feb 26 @ 2:00 PM LSC 700
This study seeks to examine the perceptions of general education alternative licensure candidates for the purpose of quality improvement in an alternative licensure program in the state of Colorado. Using the SACIE-R to explore candidate sentiments, attitudes and perceptions towards both individuals with disabilities and the concept of inclusion, I gain insight into how the alternative licensure program can improve its offerings to support both disposition development and skill development of candidates. To make visible the challenges with developing inclusive practices in alternative licensure program candidates, I use a Disability Studies in Education framework, focusing particularly on the need to create functional definitions of inclusion that rely on both mindsets and skills.