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Education

Learning Disabilities

Inclusive Education

globeInclusive education happens when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes. Research shows that when a child with disabilities attends classes alongside peers who do not have disabilities, good things happen.

For a long time, children with disabilities were educated in separate classes or in separate schools. People got used to the idea that special education meant separate education. But we now know that when children are educated together, positive academic and social outcomes occur for all the children involved.

We also know that simply placing children with and without disabilities together does not produce positive outcomes. Inclusive education occurs when there is ongoing advocacy, planning, support and commitment.

These are the principles that guide quality inclusive education:

  • All children belong.
  • Inclusive education is based on the simple idea that every child and family is valued equally and deserves the same opportunities and experiences. Inclusive education is about children with disabilities – whether the disability is mild or severe, hidden or obvious – participating in everyday activities, just like they would if their disability were not present. It’s about building friendships, membership and having opportunities just like everyone else.

  • All children learn in different ways.
  • Inclusion is about providing the help children need to learn and participate in meaningful ways. Sometimes, help from friends or teachers works best. Other times, specially designed materials or technology can help. The key is to give only as much help as needed.

  • It is every child’s right to be included.
  • Inclusive education is a child’s right, not a privilege. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act clearly states that all children with disabilities should be educated with non-disabled children their own age and have access to the general education curriculum.

    Learn more about inclusive education:

  • Benefits of Inclusive Education
  • Common Misconceptions About Inclusive Education
  • Making Inclusion a Reality
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    • sunil kumar baskey

      your discussion on inclusive education apt and appropriate for the children want to know about it. thanks.well done,my friend.

    • elizabeth philemon

      i like your argument

      • shahida

        hey dear my name is shahida james. i am starting work with disable chidren
        dear you can work with me

        • serah Jockley

          yea…I love working closer with childrens too..thats what I desire

    • shaheda janes

      hey my names shaheda james i start the work of disable children but i need donnor becasue i am very poor butt i wish i will help disable children any one can help me .

    • shahedajames

      mi neme shahedajames and iam teacher of disable children

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    • pranjal saikia,assam India

      Is it against Monessori ‘s special training?

    • Tim Villegas
    • ryna

      It does not seem unreasonable to suggest that one of the best and great way out to equalize the educational form place in a line where anyone can have the ability to make the process of study materials smoother and nicer in all the way. In that children with or without disabilities will be very much pleased to study and play together. None will get hurt. Therefore every single authority will get the standing ovations for surr. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.able2learn.com Nina Jain

      having all the resources to create an inclusive classroom can be difficult. Please check out http://www.able2learn.com for materials to use! Education is important !

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