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Inclusive Education in the Public School System

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Parents always want the best for their children, and most importantly, they want the best education and the best environment. Deciding which school to place their child to get an education can at times be a hard decision. Education in general is a form of learning where the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are carried from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or even research. There are many types of education that schools offer to use in the classroom and inclusive education is one of them. Inclusive education in the classroom is incorporating students with disabilities in all, or some of the day, in a classroom with students without disabilities. Inclusion of students that have learning disabilities into regular general education classes has become a priority in many school districts. Many reasons supports providing opportunities for students with learning disabilities; to learn and interact with their peers that do not have disabilities, learn age- appropriate social skills, they’re more independent and acquire developmentally advanced skills, and develop friendships. The general education classrooms affect the achievement of the students as well as the social behavior. Placing disabled students in these classrooms affects many aspects of not only their lives, but the teachers and other students as well.
The types of education, regular, special, and inclusive all have different, yet very similar, meanings. Based off of Jude MacArthur and Berni Kelly’s article, “Inclusion from the perspectives of students with disabilities”, regular education refers to, “education in a classroom where students with disabilities are taught alongside their non-disabled peers” (MacArthur and Kelly, 44). Regular...

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...s affects many aspects of not only their lives, but the teachers and other students as well. Inclusive education is a great way of learning, and maintains very many benefits.

Works Cited

Harrington, Stuart A. "Full inclusion for students with learning disabilities: A review of the evidence." School Community Journal 7 (1997): 63-73.
Katz, Jennifer, and Pat Mirenda. "Including students with developmental disabilities in general education classrooms: Social benefits." International Jornal of Special Education 17.2 (2002): 26-36.
MacArthur, Jude, and Berni Kelly. "Inclusion from the perspectives of students with disabilities." SET: Research Information for Teachers 2 (2004): 44-58.
Raschke, D., and Bronsons, J. “Creative educators at work: All children including those with disabilities can play traditional classroom games.” Inclusion philosophy benefits (1999): 67-78

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that parents always want the best for their children, and that deciding which school to place their child to get an education can be a difficult decision.
  • Explains that regular, special, and inclusive education have different, but very similar, meanings based on jude macarthur and berni kelly's article, "inclusion from the perspectives of students with disabilities."
  • Evaluates the impact of full inclusion of students with learning disabilities on their academic performance, social behavior, and individual self-esteem.
  • Explains that inclusive education helps students learn that everyone has their own unique characteristics and abilities and develops an appreciation for that.
  • Describes inclusive education as a great way of learning for children and holds many great values.
  • Explains that inclusion and inclusive education are defined in a wide range of ways, and it is common that these terms are misused.
  • Explains harrington, stuart a., katz, jennifer, and pat mirenda. "including students with developmental disabilities in general education classrooms: social benefits."
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