The Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in a Normal Classroom
– Currently, children with special needs are educated in a designated classroom or included into a general classroom. Inclusion is educating special-needs students in a classroom with non-special needs students. Debate about inclusion or separate classrooms for children with disabilities has been a topic of discussion in the educational school setting for decades. Supporters of inclusion believe special-needs students, teachers, and non-disabled students do better academically and socially in a diverse classroom setting….
Special Education Requires a Lot of Education, Time and Dedication
– … All of these points make up the overall information about special education teachers. There is a good amount of education required to be eligible for teaching special education. In college, a person wanting to work in special education must have a degree in special education at the undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral level (“Teachers-Special Education” 3). Along with a degree, potential special education teachers must have a license (3). A normal license includes a degree and a teacher program (3)….
Special Needs Education
– One of the most controversial issues facing educators today is the topic of educating students with disabilities, specifically through the concept of inclusion. Inclusion is defined as having every student be a part of the classroom all working together no matter if the child has a learning disability or not (Farmer) (Inclusion: Where We’ve Been.., 2005, para. 5). The mentally retarded population has both a low IQ and the inability to perform everyday functions. Activities such as eating, dressing, walking, and in some cases, talking can be hopeless for a child with mental retardation….
Special Education in the US and Denmark
– The human right to have access to education is an international concern for people with disabilities. Countries have evolved from desegregation and separation to inclusive educational systems where students with disabilities. Denmark was one of the first countries for inclusion in school systems and special education within the regular school system has existed for 99 years, and special teacher training has a 66-year history (Egelund, 2000). The United States government has passed laws to include students in general education by mainstreaming them into public schools….
Special Education vs Inclusive Education
– Research suggests that the integration and inclusion of students with special educational needs can be beneficial to not only the student, but also to the parents, teachers and peers of the student (Stainback, Stainback & Jackson, 1992). It is also suggested that integration and inclusion is also beneficial to students in areas of learning other than academic, including that of emotional and social development. Wagner is in support of inclusive education, but believes that “Placement in regular education alone does not ensure success.” (Wagner, 1996)….