Stefanie Gilmer<br />CI 583 Section 2<br />Special Education Inclusion in the General Education Classroom<br />
a legal, moral, ethical, and civil right.”<br />But, does it work?<br />“Inclusion is…<br />
More often than not, schools are leaning towards full inclusion in the classroom—there are pro’s and con’s.<br />Is this best for all students involved?<br />What does the research show?<br />What does the law <br /> say?<br />Problem Statement<br />
What does an inclusion classroom look like?<br />Usually, two teachers<br />Sometimes, a general education teacher and a special education assistant<br />Students consist of special education and general education students, taught together<br />Difficult to tell which students have IEP’s and which do not<br />Video<br />
Disabled students do as well, if not better, in an inclusive classroom compared to a separate classroom.<br />Inclusion helps with socialization of disabled students.<br />Advanced students become more accepting, and start to offer help to their struggling peers.<br />Pro’s<br />
Not all students learn best in this environment.<br />Some students need more individualized instruction, at a slower pace.<br />A general education classroom can provide too much stimuli.<br />Con’s<br />
Learn from each other<br />Begin to see class as one large group, as opposed to two separate groups<br />Students with varying needs<br />Skills are developed and refined<br />Benefits for Teachers<br />
IDEA<br />Provision of public education<br />Least restrictive environment<br />Section 504<br />Used less frequently<br />Federal Law Requirements<br />
Greer vs. Rom City School District<br />Sacramento City Unified School District vs. Holland<br />Oberti vs. Board of Education of the Borough of Clementon School District<br />Poolaw vs. Parker Unified School District<br />School District of Wisconsin Dells vs. Z.S.<br />Landmark Court Cases<br />
Strategies to Promote Successful Inclusion<br />More ideas<br />
Although there are downsides to full inclusion classrooms, it seems that the research shows the benefits outweigh the risks. <br />Provides benefits for all students and teachers/assistants involved.<br />Conclusion<br />
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Scullion, T. (n.d.). Collaboration and teaching strategies for the inclusion classroom. Retrieved from http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/jbms/FACULTY/ScullionTim/index-2.htm<br />Teaching autism students in inclusive classrooms. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/autism-students-in-inclusive-classrooms.html<br />Team teaching full inclusion. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vShPt32MjpI<br />Bibliography Continued<br />
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