Noticing the differences between secondary and postsecondary education: Extending Agran, Snow, and Swaner's discussion
This article begins with a critique of the finding presented by Agran, Snow, and Swaner (1999) regarding secondary teachers' opinions about inclusion and community based instruction (CBI). The authors suggest that the aforementioned study failed to account for students' age as a variable affecting teachers' responses on the survey. Fisher and Sax argue that students with significant disabilities ages 14-18 are best served in inclusive secondary settings along with their age appropriate peers, while students with significant disabilities ages 18-22 are best served in inclusive postsecondary settings.
Fisher, D. and Sax, C. (1999). Noticing Differences between secondary and postsecondary education: Extending Agran, Snow and Swaner's discussion. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 24 (4), pp. 303-305.