Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gregory S. Chan

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this project was to evaluate perceptions of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of inclusion on the achievement of special needs students and to use this information to increase effectiveness in inclusion programs through the design and implementation of specific teaching strategies. To accomplish this purpose, current literature and research related to inclusion was reviewed. The writer examined how special needs and regular education students are affected and analyzed the variables, strategies and programs which increase effectiveness. The project that follows is a case study of what has been done in the past, what attitudes and perceptions exist and ideas for the development of a plan to increase effectiveness.