Reflection Paper On Inclusion

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The differing opinions of inclusion exists and always will. As years pass students with disabilities are increasingly being placed in the general education classes. Inclusion not only allows for students with disabilities to receive the same education as their peers, but it also raises awareness for disabilities and allows for diversity. By including students in general education classes, students are faced with students with disabilities and it opens their eyes to how students with disabilities are just like them. Curriculum is definitely a topic that is many teachers have may different views on. Curriculum is determined by the national government. Then the state government gives guidelines to school districts. The school districts then …show more content…
In high school I had several classes where there were students with disabilities. One student was permanently in a wheel chair and had to type because he could not write. Also over the past few years I have taken several courses on inclusive classrooms and I think that the courses have helped shape my opinion. Also, my high school hosted Special Olympics every year, which I think helps students understand that even though the athletes have a disability does not mean they are unable to accomplish the tasks that people without disabilities …show more content…
The teacher needs to take all of the students disabilities into account when planning lessons so that all students have an equal opportunity of learning. The teacher can communicate with the special education teacher when planning lessons that are student led. The teacher also needs to make sure all students feel involved. The role of the student in an inclusive classroom is to stay engaged and to work as a team. Also, students in an inclusive classroom have to be accepting of students with special needs. By the teacher being the facilitator and the student being the leader and engaged student, this allows for the student to become an independent, hard working part of society. The involvement of parents in an inclusive classroom is extremely important. In fact, community and parent involvement go hand in hand. With both the community and parent involvement in inclusive classrooms allows for a quality education. When both of these are involved they know what the classroom needs, and therefore, can get the students what they need. Parents need to be engaged with their child and their child’s teacher to make sure the child is getting the most out of their education and that the parent is doing all that they can at home to raise a successful student. Lastly, school leadership need to be the communicators behind the facilitation of inclusion

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