Classroom Inclusion In The Classroom

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For the majority of educational history, students with disabilities are placed in segregated classrooms in order to protect them. However, recent controversy details the existence of increased negative impacts on classroom segregation. The importance of classroom inclusion falls under three main categories: mutual acceptance and equal treatment of students with disabilities in society, increased personality development in disabled students, and quicker development of crucial skills (Soponaru, Camelia, et al. 1). Overall, integrated classrooms appear to be effective, but many regular education teachers lack the qualifications to properly instruct integrated classrooms. Even though some regular education teachers are qualified to teach integrated classrooms, regular education teachers with integrated classrooms need to be more thoroughly educated about special needs to ensure an optimal learning environment for all students.
Regular education teachers with integrated classrooms need to be more thoroughly educated about special needs to optimize their teaching abilities. Recent advocacy for inclusion classrooms has left unqualified teachers instructing a range of students; which unfortunately leads to unfavorable learning environments. According to an interview with Mary Fair, a regular education teacher, it is common for a regular education teacher to be placed in a classroom without any prior knowledge on properly instructing children with special needs; the outcome is a
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