Powerpoint inclusion in the classroom final nancy schwarz english 2 april 2011
INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM Nancy Schwarz Professor Morris English II Ability April 2011Awareness
Inclusion is …equal opportunities and eradicating discrimination and intoleranceembracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical orother needa chance for children to share in learning experiences where they willgain knowledge that each individual has value and self-respectbeing concerned with our “abilities” not our “disabilities”about living full lives and learning to live togethertreasuring diversity and building communitiesa universal human right for ALL of us
The Federal GovernmentThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a United Statesfederal law that governs how states and public agencies provide earlyintervention, special education, and related services to children withdisabilities.IDEA addresses the educational needs of children with disabilities frombirth to age 18 or 21 in cases that involve 13 specified categories ofdisability.Special education and related services should be designed to meet theunique learning needs of eligible children with disabilities, preschool throughage 21.Students with disabilities should be prepared for further education,employment and independent living.
Models of Inclusion"Push In" has the special education teacher enter the classroom toprovide instruction and support to children.A push in teacher may also offer instructional support to the regularclassroom teacher."Full Inclusion" places a special education teacher as a full partner in aclassroom with a general education teacher.Skills for collaboration can be learned.
Positive Impact of InclusionThe ability of students to cross teach and cross learnChildren are able to learn from one another and use their creative talentsInclusion is believed to prepare, both, the regular and the special educationstudentsThe world is filled with diverse abilities and disabilities in every sector of lifePrepare students for the world instead of protecting them from its reality Think Outside The Box!
Success of InclusionEvaluate the impact that regular education students and teachers encompassUnderstand about success and failure of inclusion programsResearch studies have shown that inclusion is successfulStudents are entering and completing college and obtaining good jobs
Concerns“The success of the inclusion movement will be largely determined by the attitudes of those involved; this includes both attitudes of parents and students as well as educational administrators and teachers (Jones, P 2).”
Attitudes towards InclusionTeachers are receiving better training which produced a positive attitudeStudents attitudes about inclusion help significantly in the outcomeStudies have shown nationwide that students now are accepting one anotherCooperative learning takes place and all students have positive results
ConclusionIntegrating regular and special needs students in a classroomInclusion is a right not a privilegeHelping people become better members of a communityWorking together benefits everyone and fosters social relationships