Essay on Inclusion For Children With And Without Disabilities

1224 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Inclusion is the term used to describe an education system where children with and without disabilities are joined together into the same classroom to create equal opportunities for all students. Parents of mentally challenged children argue that an inclusive education allows their child to access skills to develop normally in society, and receive the basic social skills they need to function in a competitive business world. Those in favor of inclusion also suggest that those with special needs teach others around them about the importance of tolerance. Contrastingly, those against a joined classroom point out that inclusion creates an academic gap, and all the students have to work at the rate of the slowest learner. Inclusion can put a strain on teachers, as well as the students in the classroom. Inclusive education will affect all students at some point in their educational career and has positive advantages as well as disadvantages. Sixty six years ago students with disabilities were isolated to schools specialized to meet their needs, today ninety five percent of students with special needs attend mainstream schools. In 1950, it was believed that children with mental disabilities did not have the capacity to learn, this caused a rebellion from angered and determined parents who decide to revolt against the government by teaching their children in secret. In 1955, parents argued that their children’s disabilities should not determine if they are eligible for a well…

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