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Topic: Education

Parallels in Time

Families on the Move
In 1994, this video addressed the 14 components of I.D.E.A. Part H using a bicycle analogy. "The family, like the bike's rider, controls where to go, when to stop, and when to get on and off again."

Ed Skarnulis Interviews Dr. Lou Brown: Introduction
In 1987 Dr. Lou Brown, an internationally-acclaimed leader in the field of special education, demonstrated why so many parents believe he understands their needs and the needs of their child.

Dr. Lou Brown: The "ultimate functioning" guidepost or where does this all lead?
In 1987 Dr. Lou Brown, a leader in special education, said the view that evolved in the mid-1970s was, "What's the most decent environment a person can be in? What do we have to do to get him there?"

Dr. Lou Brown: The "natural proportion" guidepost or how many is too many or too few?
In 1987 Dr. Lou Brown, an acclaimed leader in the field of special education, described developing the natural proportion guidepost: "No segregated classes, no group homes, no sheltered workshops."

Dr. Lou Brown: The unintended consequences of "pre"
In 1987, Dr. Lou Brown described the unintended consequences that kept children from ever progressing out of pre-language, pre-reading, pre-math, pre-motor and pre-social programs.

Dr. Lou Brown: The "pre means never" guidepost or why not just call it what it is?
In 1987, Dr. Lou Brown described a fundamental guide to technique: "Let's start where these people are and take them to the next step, and take them to the next step, and take them to the next step."

Special Students, Ordinary Classrooms (1990)
A 1990 TV News Report team traveled to the Waterloo School District in Ontario, Canada to learn about the benefits of implementing fully inclusive education practices in their classrooms. 

Inclusive Education: Dr. Patric Schwarz

In 2013, inclusion specialist Patrick Schwarz presented research-based answers to questions that families and teachers have about the costs, benefits, supports, and optimum environments of inclusive education.

Patrick Schwarz: Introduction
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz said his research is based on the most prevalent questions about inclusion that come from teachers, families, and school personnel.

Patrick Schwarz: What are examples of the best supports for students in an inclusive classroom?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz described examples of the best supports for students in an inclusive classroom.

Patrick Schwarz: Isn't inclusive education more expensive?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz dispelled any notions that inclusive education was expensive.

Patrick Schwarz: What are the research benefits of inclusive education?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz described the research-based benefits of inclusive education, such as students with and without disabilities scoring higher on standardized tests.

Patrick Schwarz; Are there some kids, that have significant disabilities, that can't be included?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz told the story of Roy, his student that had only brain stem functioning, who taught him to not read files before getting to know the student.

Patrick Schwarz: The best way to include someone is to put them in classrooms with younger peers?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz said when students are separated from others their chronological age, they go through school thinking the world should be arranged that way.

Patrick Schwarz: A student with extreme behavior support needs, you couldn't include him, correct?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz said even when a student has extreme behavior support needs, there should be a plan so that student can be in a general education classroom.

Patrick Schwarz: What makes a school inclusive?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz said aspects that define an inclusive school include general education home rooms, avoiding segregation, and access to after-school clubs.

Patrick Schwarz: How does inclusive education promote successful learning?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz gave examples of how inclusive education promoted successful learning for the whole school.

Patrick Schwarz: My child seems to have a lack of interest in the general education classroom.
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz said when students with disabilities are supported with their passions and interests, they're highly interested in general education classrooms.

Patrick Schwarz: Don't kids with disabilities learn better in a quiet classroom?
In 2013, inclusive education specialist Patrick Schwarz said optimum learning for some students is in a quiet place, others when talking in a whisper, and others where students can do some talking.

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