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Learning Disabilities

The Benefits of Inclusive Education

classroomHere are key findings about the benefits of inclusion for children and families:

  • Families’ visions of a typical life for their children can come true.
  • All parents want their children to be accepted by their peers, have friends and lead “regular” lives. Inclusive settings can make this vision a reality for many children with disabilities.

  • Children develop a positive understanding of themselves and others.
  • When children attend classes that reflect the similarities and differences of people in the real world, they learn to appreciate diversity. Respect and understanding grow when children of differing abilities and cultures play and learn together.

  • Friendships develop.
  • Schools are important places for children to develop friendships and learn social skills. Children with and without disabilities learn with and from each other in inclusive classes.

  • Children learn important academic skills.
  • In inclusive classrooms, children with and without disabilities are expected to learn to read, write and do math. With higher expectations and good instruction children with disabilities learn academic skills.

  • All children learn by being together.
  • Because the philosophy of inclusive education is aimed at helping all children learn, everyone in the class benefits. Children learn at their own pace and style within a nurturing learning environment.

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    • Chika Anyaw…..

      this is really good, it have actually solved some academic problems for me. thanks for making your work available on net

    • umeshagam

      it’s really necessary to have inclusive education in everywhere so that the children having disabilities will live their life normally and happily.

    • Glen

      i appreciate the idea of inclusive education.

    • sam

      the idea is good only if implimented

    • Lee Smith

      i think this is a great concept. in my opinion we forget about the students in the middle while we focus on the children at the extreme ends of the spectrum. we have provisions that ensure the gifted students excel, students low performance get additional instruction, and students with disabilities receive needed supplements. however, the solid c students arent challenged or supported to become a or b students. if more schools used an inclusive approach it would insure that ALL students were able to maximize their learning potential.

    • Grace Mulipola

      this is one of the great project for people who needs help with their education because it showcases our support for them

    • Alaneee

      It’s really beneficial especially for those kind of students who really need to be educated because they still want to learn. Meanwhile, it’s also effective that they implement this kind of education. I hope that it’s affordable for anyone.

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    • SAM

      ITs the worst idea ever. These special ed kids need their own classrooms and teaching curriculum. How are they going to compete with others twice their wit. It will only slow the class down and make the sped children doubt their capabilities as they will not learn as fast as the others.

      • Donna Coppock

        I disagree. With the right teacher the Special Education students are provided with support and appropriate academic materials. This practice benefits all students. Do you really think that by isolating them that is going to make them feel any better about themselves?

        • Laura Jenkins

          OMG, I have a special needs son who is 6 years old. My son is in 1st grade. My son is in special education classes for math, reading and speech. The rest of the classes he is in with the typical children. Not only has being in classes with typical children has helped my child to learn, but also to help typical children to see special needs children in a different light that they are just like them but just delayed. So many kids take the time and help my son when they are doing their work. My son has made so much progress being integrated with typical children. As far as taking away from other students I guess that depends on your school. We are fortunate to have aids to help with the students who require more help. I have to say that Sam must not know anyone with a special needs child that is high functioning. No school will put a low functioning child in with a typical child’s classroom anyway!

      • Hollowhaven

        Yes, because everyone in special education is slower and less intelligent than everyone else right? I was a special education student. I am currently in college with a 3.81 GPA. Should i have been in a special class with easier curriculum? Please do not generalize, we are not a homogeneous group..

    • abdul kader

      it has become a common practice to put the so called disabled

      in a very high position or in a very low position…….all that they need is putting them equal…………….

    • sammy kiplagat

      its one way of letting them realize that they are accepted and cared for, taking them to integrated schools will help them socialize and learn with their peers.

    • Lorraine

      I’m sorry, but what fantasy world is this author living in? In my town, there are several ED/LD students who have been in regular classes since Pre-K. Some receive some instruction outside of the class, but the bulk of the day is spent with the General Education students.

      FALSE: Families’ visions of a typical life for their children can come true.

      While it’s true that “all parents want their children to be accepted by their peers, have friends and lead “regular” lives,” inclusive settings DO NOT make this vision a reality for many children with disabilities.

      Kids identify the different kids at a very early age, after which they’re labeled and excluded by the normal kids. The only friends they have are other kids with similar disabilities. they learn to appreciate diversity. Respect and understanding are non-existent, since children of differing abilities may learn together but they DON’T play together.

      Yes, schools are important places for children to develop friendships and learn social skills, but what children with and without disabilities learn from each other in inclusive classes is that the kids with LD are “weird,” and the Gen. Ed. kids are “mean”.

      In inclusive classrooms, children with and without disabilities are taught to learn to read, write and do math, but with LOWER expectations of the Gen. Ed. students, due to having to instruct children with disabilities at a lower academic level. The LD kids may learn at a higher level, but it’s at the expense of the Gen. Ed. kids.

      • Hollowhaven

        Hi there. I WAS a special education student. Interestingly enough, not all special needs are specifically learning based. This needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis. It is not all good or all bad, it truly depends. Some students will work well with a high level of inclusion, some will not. Also, keep in mind that this is inclusion, not full inclusion. They can still get help when they need it, but at the same time when they do not need help it allows them to feel like just another kid, with no special of different treatment.

    • Hollowhaven

      It is good, but there are things that are not taken into consideration here as well…

    • anonymous

      I think inclusive education should be considered crucial in a society, where everyone is talking about equality. It’s not correct to say that we are living in a discrimination free society if we don’t pay attention to such topics.

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