Benefits And Cons Of Inclusion In Schools

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The federal government created a law called IDEA. This law is one that provides securities and protections for students with any type of disability. As this came into place, many benefits and opportunities arose for children who were in the public classroom and the children were soon to be entering the public education system. The law exhibits parent involvement and gives them information and assurance that their child will be provided with a public education, at no cost. A nondiscretionary evaluation will be given to the student that will not discriminate their age, race, culture, language, and or background. Each child will receive a written IEP, that will be reviewed and implemented on a continuous basis. Also, the child will be placed …show more content…
When thinking about inclusion, there are both advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages I see from inclusive practices are that the general education students are able to guide others and be models in academics and social and behavioral skills. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Students with disabilities are also able to make friends and feel just like the other students when in an accepting, loving environment. Students that are in inclusion are able to exceed and have higher expectation and skill retention. Finding yourself in a classroom that is full of positivity, motivation, and encouragement, can encourage students to achieve their greatest potential. There are also a lot of positive friendships that form. General Ed students in the classroom can befriend and encourage students with disabilities which will encompass student self-esteem. Students that are receiving inclusion services promotes teachers and all staff members to work together more collaborate with others that they may have not worked with much otherwise. Students are also able to solve problems and learn how to cope with others that may not be just like …show more content…
I currently do not have any students with an IEP, but have had some in the past. In fact, my first full year teaching, I had a few students who made me feel just as Peter’s teacher did when she found out he would be in her class. If I was her I would have also felt inferior and overwhelmed, but would have went in with a positive attitude, even though I would have been scared. I would quickly learn that Peter was not given to me to be a hinder, but for me to learn and test me to teach tp the best of my ability. While I know things wouldn’t have been easy, I would have tried to allow the students to understand the situation just like his teacher did. Teachers often feel like they have to be in control of everything, but giving students permission and responsibility for what is going on around them allows them to grow also. She talked with the students and helped them to realize the whole situation, instead of having this “secret” that he was different and it wasn’t okay to tell the others. Peter knew he wasn’t like the others and they needed to know why and how they can adapt. I would have taken this approach also. I would like her, realize that teaching this particular type of student with disabilities could grow students in ways that I may not have taught if he wasn’t in the room. I would teach with a different outlook and grow as a general Ed. teacher. It would help me to

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