Posted in Special Needs The trend in special education law has moved away from segregating students with special needs.
Fostering Independence in Children Inclusive Education Inclusive education happens when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes. Research shows that when a child with disabilities attends classes alongside peers who do not have disabilities, good things happen.
For a long time, children with disabilities were educated in separate classes or in separate schools. People got used to the idea that special education meant separate education. But we now know that when children are educated together, positive academic and social outcomes occur for all the children involved.
We also know that simply placing children with and without disabilities together does not produce positive outcomes.
Inclusive education occurs when there is ongoing advocacy, planning, support and commitment. These are the principles that guide quality inclusive education: Inclusive education is based on the simple idea that every child and family is valued equally and deserves the same opportunities and experiences.
Inclusive education is about children with disabilities — whether the disability is mild or severe, hidden or obvious — participating in everyday activities, just like they would if their disability were not present.
All children learn in different ways.
Inclusion is about providing the help children need to learn and participate in meaningful ways. Sometimes, help from friends or teachers works best. Other times, specially designed materials or technology can help.
The key is to give only as much help as needed. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act clearly states that all children with disabilities should be educated with non-disabled children their own age and have access to the general education curriculum. Learn more about inclusive education:Inclusion in principle is the right sentiment but, at best, it can come at a high price and, at worst, it can be a complete injustice.
Children are individuals so the solution needs to be individual. "Examine all sides of the debate, and it becomes clear that inclusion is a microcosm of education reform," maintains an essay, "To the Best Of Their Abilities" (Teacher magazine, February 22, ).
"The issues extend far beyond special education. Inclusive education is educating ALL students in age-appropriate general education classes in their neighborhood schools, with high quality instruction, interventions and supports so all students can be successful in the core curriculum.
In an inclusive setting, the typical child learns from and is inspired by a child with Down syndrome’s ability to accomplish tasks and overcome obstacles despite the challenges that they may encounter (“Inclusive Education”). Inclusive education happens when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes.
Research shows that when a child with disabilities attends classes. Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education Volume 2 Number 4Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education Vol. 2, No. 4 (Spring/Summer ) Creating a Warm and Inclusive Classroom Environment: Planning for All Children to Feel Welcome.
have the class write their own song to sing or a poem to recite at the end of every day.