School Inclusion Case Study

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school placement (Gabel & Danforth, 2008, p.42). An approach to inclusion that The United States maintains is that the educational settings are based on each child’s individual case. III. Interpretation The United States, New Zealand, and Italy all acknowledge and have moved forward with and inclusive education approach. It is a worldwide reaction to the belief that all children have the right to be educated. For instance, New Zealand’s education system has undergone a series of transformations over the past 20 years, which has included modifications to how schools and their students are funded and managed, and the responsibilities various government departments have for ensuring all children receive the best possible education in a variety of environments (Powell, 2012, p. 1). Also, Italy has implemented an inclusive approach by implementing laws that guarantee disabled students the education they deserve. For instance, Circulare 227 passed in 1975 which acknowledge that the…show more content…
All three countries acknowledge the need for inclusion and have laws and regulations in place in order to ensure that disabled students receive an equal education. In Italy, in 1977, Italian National Law 517 outlined specific guidelines for including students with disabilities in general education classrooms (Gabel & Danforth, 2008, p. 42). In the United States, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 stipulated that eligibility for services and placement would be made on the basis of the clinical evaluation of the disabled student (Powell, 2012, p. 42). In New Zealand, children in compulsory education in New Zealand have their rights to inclusion protected by the Education Act (1989), which gives children the right to be educated in their neighborhood school, and this right is further protected under the Human Rights Act (1993) (Powell, 2012, p.
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