The Impact Of Inclusive Education On The Social Skills Of Students With Sen

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The second aspect of this controversy paper is the social skills which can be defined as the ability to use verbal and non-verbal communication skills and it can be very significant to engage and behave with others properly (Huitt et al., 2011). Therefore, this paper will attempt to investigate the possibility of inclusive education to improve the social skills of students with SEN through increasing their opportunities to make more friendships with their typical classmates, which would possibly help to reduce the risk of the social exclusion (Stephanny et al 2000; Block et al. 2007; Heiman2000; Ali et al. 2006(. However, other research argue that inclusive education may affect the social skills of students who are placed in mainstream classrooms with their typical peers, the lack of experience of teachers and problems with peers (Ruegg 2003;Jorgensen 2009;Lane et al. 2005; Lamport et al. 2012; Frostad&Pijl 2007; Nunes et al. 2001;Humphrey &Symes 2010).
Including students with special educational needs into the classroom is important because it allows them to develop their social skills. If disabled students are not integrated, their social skills may become weak. Freeman & Alkin (2000) reviewed 36 studies which shed the light on the social skills and academic achievement of students with intellectual disabilities. The findings of this study indicate that although the acquisition of social acceptance of students who were integrated in mainstream schools was not achieved…

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