The Importance Of Inclusion In The Classroom

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Recently in June of 2013, the Internet went crazy about a second grade class photo. In it, “a teacher with a warm smile stood beside twenty-two students sitting neatly on a set of bleachers. Off to the far right of this particular picture, it what could be considered “the Siberia of the frame”, was a boy in a wheelchair sitting separated from the rest of his peers. He was beaming ear to ear and trying to crane his is neck towards his classmates, as if he was trying to ensure he makes it into the picture. This boy was Miles Belanger in which he has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease that attacks nerve cells in the spinal cord. He has never been able to walk, but the disability he has endured has not made any impact what so ever on his …show more content…
Also, the advocates for not having inclusion in classrooms believe that putting special need and disabled children in a regular is to mainstream for them and that the other children would single them out and feel obsolete to them in class (Cromwell). However, the point that the opposing proposition was trying to perceive as a problem has been without a doubt interpreted inclusion incorrectly. The proponents of inclusion is to be based on the ability of a child of special needs rather than automatically placing a child in a isolated classroom; even though they are fully capable of doing the same work or activities as a “normal” child in a regular …show more content…
Teachers who teach in an inclusion classrooms benefit profoundly from having diversity in his or her population of students. Inclusion creates awareness and appreciation of individual differences in all students in a classroom. They begin to recognize that all students have strengths that can be important and most importantly beneficial to a teacher’s classroom. Having students on such different levels gives teachers a chance to develop and enhance their teaching skills and ability to differentiate lessons and activities (Berg). Inclusion is also advantageous to teachers because it allows them to strengthen their collaboration skills as they work together with other teachers, specialists, and parents to figure out the best education plan for their students with special

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