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Inclusive Classrooms

SPE 226 CLC #1

Carina Gayosso

on 9 February 2014

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-Mainstream students may improve their skills by teaching students with disabilities.
-Greater resources are provided to inclusive classrooms.

Daniela Moreno
Ashlie Comeau
Inclusion In Classrooms
SPE 226

Carina Gayosso
Inclusive classrooms create a stimulating environment that normal special education classrooms would not provide (Rationale for Benefits of Inclusion, 2004).
Regular education teachers benefit from inclusive classrooms when they get a student with a disability in their classroom. This creates diversity and allows teachers to develop an appreciation for the differences of all their students (“Rationale for Benefits of Inclusion”, 2004).
- Children develop a positive understanding of themselves and others.
Respect and understanding grow when children of different abilities and cultures play and learn together.
-Children attend classes that reflect the similarities and differences of people in the real world.
Some concerns about inclusion are that it leaves regular education teachers without the proper training, tools, and other resources to teach students with disabilities (“Concerns About and Arguments Against Inclusion and/or Full Inclusion”, 2014).
If the future of our schools is going to involve inclusion, a way to alleviate this concern is to start properly training all of our teachers to be prepared to teach special education along with regular education.
According to Tornillo (1994), president of the Florida Education Association Unite, inclusion is not always the best idea because
"the disabled children are not getting appropriate, specialized attention and care, and the regular students' education is disrupted constantly."

- Therefore, It may take longer for teachers to finish a lesson And Get behind.
- Collaborate with special education teachers
- Use a variety of teaching methods – interactive (hands on), stations/ centers

-Teacher Training Programs are now being encouraged to modify their curriculum to include different concepts of inclusion through their accreditation agencies, like Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (Cavanaugh).

Educating regular education teachers about the different disabilities that they could encounter in their classroom.
- practicing scenarios that teachers could stumble upon when they have students with disabilities.

training teachers to collaborate effectively with regular education teachers and other special education staff.
- “Rationale for Benefits of Inclusion” 2004. Retrieved January 20, 2014 From the World Wide Web: http://www.palaestra.com/inclusion2.html
- Cavanaugh, Terrance W. “Preparing Teachers for the Inclusion Classroom: Understanding assistive technology and its role in education. Retrieved from the World Wide Web: http://www.unf.edu/~tcavanau/presentations/preparing_teachers_for_the_inclu.htm
- Concerns About and Arguments Against Inclusion and/or Full Inclusion. (n.d.). - Issues ...about Change, Inclusion: The Pros and Cons, Volume 4, Number 3. Retrieved January 22, 2014, from http://www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues43/concerns.html
- Land, S. (n.d.). Effective Teaching Practices for Students in Inclusive Classrooms. W&M School of Education - . Retrieved January 21, 2014, from http://education.wm.edu/centers/ttac/resources/articles/inclusion/effectiveteach/
- “Rationale for Benefits of Inclusion” 2004. Retrieved January 20, 2014 From the World Wide Web: http://www.palaestra.com/inclusion2.html
- The Benefits of Inclusive Education. (n.d.). PBS. Retrieved January 19, 2014, from https://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/inclusive_education2.html

- the differences between the regular and special education students may lead to violence in the classroom
- Special education programs will be watered down or even lost -> some believe it would be a step back because we have worked so hard to get all the programs we now have
- teaching regular education and special education students about their differences and about the importance of respecting one another.
- incorporating inclusion, but still providing all those extra resources to special education students.
Aline Niyonzima
Funding Special Education
- The special education system in the United States is one of the most heavily-regulated and under-funded of all federal education mandates.
- According to The university of Michigan “ there is not enough funding for...special education” and because of that more teachers are not being trained in the special education field.
- If more teachers are trained and more inclusion occurs, then it would be easier to get the funding for special needs because the children would already be included into a regular classroom setting.

Who is Involved
1.The office of special education programs (OSEP) is a funding designed to help individuals with disabilities by providing leadership and financial support to assist local states and districts.
Promoting and supporting the training of educational, related services, and leadership personnel, and parents/volunteers; developing, communicating and disseminating federal policy and information on early intervention and the education of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
2. IDEA authorizes formula grants to states, and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers.
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