This mini collection is a ‘slice’ of some of the early video records of the struggle from exclusion towards ‘integrated education’ and then inclusion. It is incomplete. Video was a rare format so the collection is thin and often several generations from ‘original’ Still – valuable history.
- With a Little Help from My Friends – Parts 1 – Judith Snow, Marsha Forest, George Flynn – Circle of Friends – in Kitchener, Ontario – 1988 – This vintage video – in three parts – demonstrates the work of including all students in the school system – in regular classrooms. Interviews with faculty, students – and the MAPS process in action make this video as relevant today as it was in 1988 when it was filmed with Marsha Forest, Fr. Patrick Mackan and others facilitating.
- With a Little Help from My Friends – Parts II and III: Exploring inclusion in High School; MAPS with Fr. Patrick Mackan & MAY’s MAP with Marsha Forest in Kitchener, Ontario – 1988
- With a Little Help from My Friends – Parts 1, 2 and 3 (1988) – the Integration Story – Circle of Friends, MAY’s MAP, with Marsha Forest in Kitchener Ontario
- Marsha Forest: Segregation is Apartheid – CBC – A selection of powerful clips – Marsha Forest, Judith Snow, Rose Galati (and the Rubber Gloves clip),Shafik Asante, Bryce Thomas & Joel Hollands
- St. Michael’s School Integration – 1983 – Toronto – a Photo essay booklet of Integration at St. Michael’s school in downtown Toronto in 1983 – a Marsha Forest Project.
- Each Belongs – A Celebration of 30 Years of Inclusion – the Hamilton Wentworth Roman Catholic School Board celebrated their three decades of leadership in full inclusion.
- Jim Hansen: Each Belongs – a collection of interviews with Jim Hansen & Phil Defrancesco of the Hamilton Wentworth RC School Board – a treasure of educational wisdom.
- Greg Kazmierski – The Graduate – Ottawa – News coverage of the high school graduation of Greg in Ottawa. One of the early and remarkable success stories of what can happen with genuine inclusion… And then he was off to France…
- Just Like the Others – TV Ontario – Inclusion at its best – 1988 – Hamilton Wentworth RC Separate Sch Board – TVO made this half hour video because people could not believe it was possible – they had to see it. A great video thanks to Phil Dejardins and Babs Church of TVO
- Regular Lives – Doug Biklen – a brilliant breakthrough film (1987) produced by Doug Bilken and a host of collaborators at Syracuse University – that made a statement that began to alter visions and policies for families and for governments.
- Room for All – Ontario Catholic Teachers Association A video highlighting Inclusion of ALL students featuring interviews with teachers, students, Jim Hansen, Phil DiFrancesco and more. Early 1980s.. (eighteen minutes)
- Kimmy’s MAP – the Waterloo Region Separate School Board implemented Inclusion – as in this MAP demonstration (circa 1985) facilitated by Marsha Forest with graphics by David Hasbury (30 minutes)
- Jenny’s Story – Integration Action Group – Jenny’s Story – a 15 minute introduction to the work of inclusion in Kitchener=Waterloo – about 1985 – featuring Marsha Forest, George Flynn and interviews with families and students – An important statement about our history.Onatrio’s Bill 82
- Betty Stevenson – moving towards integrated education.. a struggle – clips with many of the cast in the struggle for inclusion. In 1980 in Ontario, the government introduced new legislation – to begin ‘integrating’ some students with ‘disabilities’ into regular classrooms. There were heated debates and the struggles continue to this day – regarding the meaning of full inclusion – and the policies and practices to welcome all students into regular classrooms. This is still not full implemented in Ontario. It was a beginning in terms of legislation – even though it was hotly contested.
- Becky Belongs: This compilation of CBC and other coverage of the battle to welcome Becky Till into a regular classroom. It is powerful – a must watch – and a glimpse into the bitter struggle that was waged between SOME educators, SOME schools, SOME positions – and thousands of families.. to simply belong.
INCLUSION – when we began USING the word – notes from Aug. 30, 1988 in Toronto.