Perceptions of inclusivity in the segregated classroom : perspectives of grade 7 & 8 students identified with behavioural difficulties / by Larysa Melody Henry.
Henry, Larysa Melody
SubjectBehavior disorders in adolescence.
Segregation in education.
Behavior disorders in children
Inclusivity in education
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the perspectives of five grade 7 and 8 boys identified with behaviour difficulties to determine their perceptions regarding whether their schools are meeting their educational needs. Data was collected using small focus groups. All the participants were enrolled in a segregated program, known here by the pseudonym Opportunities, during the time of the focus group discussions. Furthermore, the participants were able to reflect back on their previous experiences in their regular classrooms. In order to modify regular classrooms to meet the participants' needs they recommended: reducing class sizes in the higher elementary grades, making additional support personnel available to help them within their classes, and finding teachers who are especially caring and supportive of students identified with special needs.