The Benefits Of Inclusive Education

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According to EENET (2015), Inclusive Education is a continuous development process of change and enhancement in the wider education system and inside schools to make education more welcoming, learner-friendly and beneficial for everyone. It is also about modifying the education system to ensure flexibility to a diverse range of learners. The Inclusion BC (2012) stated that Inclusive Education is all about how schools, classrooms, programs and activities are designed and developed as well as making sure all students participate together in ensuring learning process to take place effectively. Apart from that, children with special education needs (SEN) have the rights to be educated in Mainstream school alongside with other children from their…show more content…
It refers to the a child or young person who face learning difficulties or disabilities which makes him or her to have slower progress in learning as well as in acquiring basic skills (Hampshire County Council, 2015). In order to help out children with SEN to get the most out of their education in schools, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) programme is designed (Silas, 2014). An IEP is a teaching and learning plan whereby strategies and targets are being set for children with learning difficulties or disabilities to meet the children’s specific needs (Silas, 2014). Therefore, the writer believes that Inclusion is all about involving different range of learners including learners with SEN and without SEN in the Mainstream Education in order to participate together in the learning process, academic and social achievement. The writer also believes that children with SEN will be able to show more rapid progression in their learning if full support and services are given to them in successfully reaching their IEP goals. 2.0 AREA…show more content…
She finds that that the barrier of teaching assistant in supporting special and inclusive education is an interesting aspect to research on. This is because the writer is keen to know how can a teaching assistant assist and guide students with SEN so that she could put into practice in her own classroom. The writer carried out a few informal interviews with the school staff and teaching assistants to identify the barriers of teaching assistant to inclusion in International School X. Based on the writer’s observation and interview with the teaching assistants, the writer discovered that teaching assistants in school X are lacking of knowledge and skills to identify and assess students with SEN. In fact, TA’s are also unsure about their roles and responsibilities in handling students with SEN although it is already written in the Key Performance Index (KPI). They are not briefed and explained on their duties and responsibilities in supporting students with SEN. The TA’s in the school are neither receiving any special educational needs training in order to comprehend with the classroom teacher in inclusive education. In addition, TA’s are not provided with institutional support to become more effective in practising inclusive education. As a result, teaching assistants face difficulties in supporting and managing learning behaviours of students with
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