The Importance Of Inclusion In Education

The WEAC defines inclusion as a “term which expresses commitment to educate each child to the maximum extent appropriate in school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend.” () Inclusion in the classroom is a trend that is becoming increasingly more popular. Because inclusion is so controversial, it is the best idea to become educated on the topic. It is very likely, that we, as education majors, will soon find ourselves in an inclusion classroom. I chose a topic that was very personal to me. I have known and friended many people with disabilities. My nine-year old cousin has both a physical and mental disability with Cerebral Palsy. My sixteen-year old cousin has severe Asperger’s. My boyfriend’s sister also has severe autism. From my own experiences I understand that …show more content…
These concerns include: Can special needs students receive all the attention and instruction he/she requires in the regular classroom? What about Nondisabled students or even gifted students? Another concern is that inclusion could cause self-esteem problems and bullying. Disabled children can feel uncomfortable in regular schools among normally developed children. There are a great deal of negative reactions and attitudes, first of all, from non-disabled, and even inadequate approaches from the side of teachers and administrative personnel, making the study process difficult. Another question is whether severely handicapped students would cause disruptions in a full inclusion class. However, one of the greatest concerns is that in many public schools many disabled students suffer from the absence of specially trained teaching employees to guide and to assist the disabled students in learning along with the general education children. In regular schools there is an obvious lack of special services and facilities, which are required for disabled

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