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Special Education Inclusion in the General Education Classroom. Stefanie Gilmer CI 583 Section 2. “Inclusion is…. a legal, moral, ethical, and civil right.” But, does it work?. Problem Statement. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Special Education Inclusion in the General Education Classroom

Stefanie GilmerCI 583 Section 2Special Education Inclusion in the General Education Classroom

a legal, moral, ethical, and civil right.

But, does it work?

Inclusion is

More often than not, schools are leaning towards full inclusion in the classroomthere are pros and cons.Is this best for all students involved?What does the research show?What does the law say?

Problem Statement

Usually, two teachersSometimes, a general education teacher and a special education assistantStudents consist of special education and general education students, taught togetherDifficult to tell which students have IEPs and which do notVideo

What does an inclusion classroom look like?Disabled students do as well, if not better, in an inclusive classroom compared to a separate classroom.Inclusion helps with socialization of disabled students.Advanced students become more accepting, and start to offer help to their struggling peers.

ProsNot all students learn best in this environment.Some students need more individualized instruction, at a slower pace.A general education classroom can provide too much stimuli.

ConsLearn from each otherBegin to see class as one large group, as opposed to two separate groupsStudents with varying needsSkills are developed and refinedBenefits for Teachers

IDEAProvision of public educationLeast restrictive environmentSection 504Used less frequently

Federal Law Requirements

Greer vs. Rom City School DistrictSacramento City Unified School District vs. HollandOberti vs. Board of Education of the Borough of Clementon School DistrictPoolaw vs. Parker Unified School DistrictSchool District of Wisconsin Dells vs. Z.S.Landmark Court CasesStrategies to Promote Successful InclusionMore ideasAlthough there are downsides to full inclusion classrooms, it seems that the research shows the benefits outweigh the risks. Provides benefits for all students and teachers/assistants involved.Conclusion

Gaillard, P. (n.d.). The inclusion classroom. Retrieved from http://techinclusion.tripod.com/Inclusion in the classroom. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/kennedy_files/InclusioninClassroomTips.pdfKing, E. N. (2008, November 4). The benefits of an inclusion classroom [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://schoolpsychologistfiles.blogspot.com/2008/11/benefits-of-inclusion-classroom.htmlSchultz, K. (2007, March 15). Special education inclusion. Retrieved from http://www.weac.org/Issues_Advocacy/Resource_Pages_On_Issues_one/Special_Education/special_education_inclusion.aspx

BibliographyScullion, T. (n.d.). Collaboration and teaching strategies for the inclusion classroom. Retrieved from http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/jbms/FACULTY/ScullionTim/index-2.htmTeaching autism students in inclusive classrooms. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/autism-students-in-inclusive-classrooms.htmlTeam teaching full inclusion. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vShPt32MjpI

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