Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen on Mainstreaming and Inclusion

Nov 9, 2010

Dr. Jorgensen is a project director with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire and is an assistant research professor in the UNH Education Department. She works with public school teachers, parents and administrators to help them include more students with disabilities in general education classes. She is the author of several books on inclusion education, including The Inclusion Facilitator’s Guide. She talks with NHPR's Sheryl Rich Kern and answers the following questions:

Describe the terms mainstream and inclusion. How are these educational approaches different?

How can we encourage/support more schools in New Hampshire to develop an inclusive curriculum?