School Policies For Children And Young People Essays

808 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
NALDIC (2007) state that inclusion should “permeate all school policies so that they increase learning and participation” with particular consideration given to SEN children and young people. Likewise, Fredrickson and Cline argue (2002, pg. 65) that integration is a process “where the onus is on the assimilating individual to make changes so that they can fit in”. Alternatively, inclusion involves “schools in a process of accommodation where the onus is on the school to change, adapting curricula, methods and procedures” so that it responds to the needs of SEN children and young people. Equally, inclusion is continuously impacting schools as a result of children being taught using adapted strategies in order to make satisfactory progress. Major drawbacks of this argument include time constraints not being taken into account which can be challenging for teachers and some approaches will never work with all SEN children.

In the 19th century segregation was at its peak and children with disabilities were referred to as ‘handicapped’. Efforts to move away from segregation have gathered momentum since then with arguments that integrating “children with SEN in mainstream schools would facilitate their access to and participation in society” (Fredrickson and Cline, 2002). Views differ, however, with regards to how much provision children with SEN should have in mainstream education. Limitations involve further developments taking place, determined by the Warnock review (1973) and…

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