Essay On Why Inclusion Is A Delusion

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This essay will be analysing the statement ‘inclusion is a delusion’ by looking into the inclusion systems in place within mainstream schools and special educational schools. This essay will also be looking at research that has been carried out and the current policies that are in place to assist with inclusion, it will also look at the report publishes by Mary Warnock and the impact of the report on inclusion within schools It will then come to a conclusion as to whether or not inclusion within schools is in fact a delusion, using evidence to support the answer.
Inclusion within education refers to how practitioners can enhance, develop and design educational settings such as activities, programs and the way that the classroom is set out to ensure that all children are able to participate, learn and achieve together. Inclusion can also be seen as an area that lies within politics, including a variety of participants. Such as, teachers, parents, and the government. (Vaughan, 2004). These groups of people will all have a different interpretation of what inclusion means to them and how they think it the topic should be approached. Therefore it can be difficult to judge whether the current system for inclusion is effective or not. The department for educations view is that Inclusion is not only about the type of school that the child attends but it is mainly depended on the quality of the child’s experience. I.e. how the child is supported and how well the child is achieving (DfES, 2003). Some mainstream schools believe that if a child who has special educational needs is not able to function in a regular classroom setting then that child would be better suited in a special school. Whereas this contradicts with the whole idea of ‘inc...

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...y deserve and this is due to lack of understanding and also a lack in the amount of resources available. If teachers within mainstream school were being provided with enough support and further training there is no reason why children with special needs cannot be taught within mainstream schools. Looking at the point stated by the disability discrimination act, it clearly states that people should take steps to take account of people’s disabilities even if it means that they are treated better than other people. There for everything and anything should be done to ensure that anyone with a disability is having their needs met regardless of where they are. As above one schools said that if a child cannot cope within their school they may be better suited in a special school. When it’s the school that needs to cater for the individual with the disability (DCSF, 2007).
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