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Movement Toward Inclusion Gains Momentum
March 13, 2003

MANDURAH, AUSTRALIA--The movement toward inclusive education is gaining momentum in the state of Western Australia.

More parents are choosing to have their children with disabilities educated in mainstream schools -- an 11.7 percent increase since last year.

And, for the first time, the number of students in "educational support facilities" has dropped.

Officials say parents are behind the push toward inclusion.

But some smaller schools are worried that they do not yet have the money to accommodate the new students.

The Mandurah Mail ran an editorial on the trend toward inclusion Thursday.

Entire editorial:
"Increase in disabled children in mainstream schools" (Mandurah Mail)

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