From the back of book:
Widening the Circle is a passionate call to change the way we organize our classrooms, talk about differences, and teach. Through engaging storytelling and thoughtful argument, it lays out the moral and educational case for creating classrooms in which all students - including those traditionally segregated into special education classes - are full and valued members.
Taking on common objections to full inclusion and placing the issue in the context of our deepest goals as a society, Sapon-Shevin shows how inclusive schooling - which she defines more broadly than as a simple disability issue - teaches children to connect deeply with others and see themselves as powerful agents of change. She demonstrates how inclusiveness enhances the educations and lives of all children in myriad ways.