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Inclusive Education (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-05-28

Duration: 00:08:15

Subjects: Education | Special Education | Children with disabilities


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Dreher, Nancy Interviewee
  • Olivier, Nanette Interviewee
  • Dunn, Cathy Interviewee
  • Wright, Lanna Interviewee
  • Nelson, Karen Interviewee
  • Weathers, Susan Interviewee
  • Smith, Sonia Interviewee


This segment from the May 28, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the movement towards inclusive education, which moves children with disabilities from a special education classroom to a classroom with non-disabled students. Her report touches on the concerns of parents with children with severe disabilities whose children currently attend special schools for the disabled. She interviews: Nancy Dreher, special education supervisor for West Feliciana Parish; Nanette Olivier, Louisiana Department of Education; Cathy Dunn, parent; Lanna Wright, PTO president at the Montgomery School for the Disabled; Karen Nelson, speech pathologist; Susan Weathers, nurse; and Sonia Smith, speech pathologist. Host: Robert Collins