Early Childhood Inclusion and the Evidence-Based Practice Movement

Pat Wesley & Virginia Buysse
June, 2008

What are the origins of early childhood inclusion? How is inclusion influenced by the evidence-based practice movement? This multi-media keynote session takes you on a journey that explores the moral, social, educational, and empirical foundations of inclusion from an international perspective. We will propose a definition of high quality inclusion that reflects the best thinking of the general and special education fields in the U.S. In addition, we will introduce the most promising practices to achieve universal access to inclusion and promote full participation, effective supports, and desired results for young children and their families.