Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Department

Special Education

Advisor

Mundschenk, Nancy

Abstract

AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER OF

NAOMI ARSENEAU for the Master of Science degree in SPECIAL EDUCATION, presented on June 1st, 2011, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

TITLE: FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE SUCCESS OF STUDENTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS IN INCLUSIVE PLACEMENTS

MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Nancy Mundschenk

Over the last several decades, inclusive placements for students with disabilities have become increasingly common. Although benefits are associated with inclusion, questions remain about the effectiveness of these placements for students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD). As a result of the move toward more inclusive placements, the roles of special education teachers are shifting and becoming increasingly complex. As a result, there are a number of important supports that should be provided to teachers of students with E/BD and the students themselves. The purpose of this paper is to examine factors that have an affect on the success of students with E/BD in inclusive placements including the roles of special educators related to collaboration and the critical supports necessary.

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