Inclusive Education And The Effects Of Inclusive Education In Schools

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In recent years, education policies have been progressively shifting towards inclusive education in many countries. As there has been a significant increase of inclusive classroom, educators and families should be educated on the effects of this type of education on children with special needs. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the intensive research that has been conducted on what inclusive education is as well as the history of inclusive education and the benefits of inclusive education. In addition, the paper will also discuss how educators, students and parents feel about inclusion classrooms.
It is important for all educators, parents and families to understand what inclusive education is and how it can benefit the children.
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Inclusive education is one of the most controversial issues facing educators because of the mixed results regarding the effectiveness of these inclusive problems (2011). Inclusive education means that all students regardless of their strengths or weakness, or disabilities are included into a general classroom for their grade level (Obiakor, Harris, Mutua, Rotatori, & Alogzzine 2012). Students with disabilities are able to attend the same schools as their peers without disabilities, where they are provided with support in order to achieve the same curriculum (Obiakor et al., 2012).
Inclusion education was brought up by the principle that all children should be valued and treated equally regardless of their abilities. Students who have disabilities such as ADHD and students on the autistic spectrum are able to interact with peers that do not have disabilities. Inclusive classrooms can be extremely beneficial for a child’s social development because of the interaction these types of classrooms provide. As beneficial as inclusive classrooms can be, they can also do more harm than good for a child’s academic

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