Inclusion And Inclusion Of Special Education Essay

1267 Words Dec 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Children more than ever are being placed and mainstreamed into inclusion classrooms. More children with disability are being mainstreamed into general education settings; there is a need for teachers to be more educated in the field of special education. By law children are required to be in the least restrictive environment to reach their full academic potential. Inclusion means that special needs children are included into a general education classroom. Mainstreaming has been used to refer to selective placement of special education students in one or more regular education classes. Proponents of mainstreaming generally assume that a student must earn his or her opportunity to be placed in regular classes by demonstrating an ability to keep up the work assigned by the regular education classroom teacher. This concept is closely linked to traditional forms of special education services delivery (Alghazo, Dodeen, & Algaryouti, 2003) When inclusion and mainstreaming are in the classroom, special educators and general educators need to collaborate in order to prepare a plan that will work with the child or children who has special needs. As inclusion requires the collaboration between the general and special education researchers must analyze the experience of classroom teachers’ perceptions about including students with disabilities in general education settings. For the purpose of this study the term inclusion needs to be defined. Inclusion is a term which…

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