March 6, 2013
EDU101- Introduction to Careers in Teaching
Mrs. Mimi McCully
Table of Contents
Inclusion (e.g. types of disabilities, IEPs, RTI)2
No Child left behind3
Protecting Students Rights4
Inclusion (e.g. types of disabilities, IEPs, RTI)
Inclusion is the concept of putting children with disabilities in the general education class rooms instead of keeping them all by themselves. This concept brings the things children may need to them instead of isolating them with children with just disabilities. In classrooms with inclusion you have two teachers, one general education teacher and one special education teacher.
For some reason this is a controversial topic. On one side you have the parents who worry about how this system will effect their non-disabled children. “James Kauffman of the University of Virginia views inclusion as a policy driven by an unrealistic expectation that money will be saved. Furthermore, he argues that trying to force all students into the inclusion mold is just as coercive and discriminatory as trying to force all students into the mold of a special education class or residential institution.” (Special Education Inclusion) Then you have the other side of the argument that says that all children should have the opportunity to be in a general education classroom.
I agree with the second argument. I believe that all children should have the chance to be in a “normal” classroom. I understand that this will not work for all children. They tried mainstreaming my disabled sister when she was younger, but it did not work. Unlike inclusion, mainstreaming does not have a special education teacher in the classroom. All disabilities put aside, children should have the right to live as normal as possible. There are laws that say...