Essay on Inclusive Education And The Classroom

1144 Words Sep 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Inclusive education allows every type of student the opportunity to learn with their peers in an inviting environment where their needs are met. Each student is unique and has their own personal learning style. In working with inclusion, teachers establish many teaching methods such that all students learning experiences are catered to their specific needs. Inclusion also allows students with exceptionalities the opportunity to go to school with their able-bodied/neurotypical peers in a typical school setting. Furthermore, inclusion removes certain negative stereotypes or negative language from the classroom which helps students become more socially conscious of others. For instance, in an inclusive classroom, the “R” word is not tolerated and students can learn why and what is the proper terminology such that no one is offended. Overall, in terms of my personal experiences with inclusion, the schools in which I attended were somewhat inclusive. In actuality, while each school had aspects which made for an inclusive setting (for example, physical layout of the school), each one of these establishments could have worked harder in instructing students as well as staff members on how to create an environment that encompasses all (if not most) aspects of inclusion.
To begin, the high school I attended had students with exceptionalities who were given the opportunity to attend the appropriate classes for their age and academic level and for the other classes they may have had…

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