Develop inclusive and equitable school communities where all learners thrive
Research has shown that inclusive education results in better academic outcomes for ALL students, not just those identified with disabilities, by promoting self-efficacy, improving social and emotional health, and consistently implementing research-based instructional strategies. Still, many schools rely on deeply ingrained, segregated practices that fail to serve all students.
Leading for All is a practical guide that provides a clear pathway for educators to develop a more inclusive school community from start to finish. Authors Jennifer Spencer-Iiams and Josh Flosi share lessons learned from spending nearly a decade building district schools where all students are served in their neighborhood school and in classrooms with their general education peers.
- Three focus areas to guide change: Creating Inclusive Cultures, Improving Instructional Practices, and Increasing Student Voice
- 7 Components of Inclusive and Equitable Learning Communities
- Supporting resources for promoting inclusion throughout the school day, including co-curricular activities and transportation
- Stories of real students and teachers and the actions that impacted their success
Educators and school leaders want to create inclusive and excellent educational experiences for all students, but they do not always know how to proceed. Leading for All provides a model, stories, strategies, and clear evidence that it can be done effectively.
Featured on the The Think Inclusive Podcast. Jennifer Spencer-Iiams, Assistant Superintendent for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, talks to The Think Inclusive Podcast about the transformation in her district toward inclusive practices. Her book, Leading for All, shares lessons learned from years building district schools where all students are served in their neighborhood school and classrooms with their general education peers.