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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Second Advisor

Kathryn Johnson

Third Advisor

William Lepkowski

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Unified Champion School, social inclusion, special education, school climate


The purpose of this literature review is to examine how programming related to social inclusion impacts school climate. This chapter is organized into two major sections: studies that talk about inclusion interventions through programs like Special Olympics and Unified Champion Schools and the effects on students and staff within the school climate. Research in each of the two areas is chronologically ordered from older studies to more recent ones.



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