Inclusion is Not a One Size Fits All Solution

1697 WordsJun 19, 20187 Pages
Combining students attending traditional education classes and students with exceptionalities is commonly termed as mainstreaming or integration. Inclusion is “the act or practice of including students with disabilities in regular school classes” as defined in Webster's dictionary (Webster, 2003). Ro Vargo was fortunate enough to have parents who closely monitored the learning environment and advocated for their daughter. They followed her education each step of the way. She continued to build on positive responses and outcomes during her educational experiences of inclusion to build her resiliency and reduce the impact of risk. History has shown that when pushing for more changes in curriculum models to include inclusion, the benefits are…show more content…
Instead, his response surprised them. He stated that other people had the concerns and made the rules that prevent people like Ro from receiving First Communion. (Villa & Thousand, 2005, p. 28). “But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10:14-15, New International Version). The pastor was excited for Ro to participate, and the effect that it may have on the church families to see her innocent, pure faith as she received her First Communion in God’s Temple. Including Ro gave the church the chance to teach and learn together, which is a great example of inclusion. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), passed in the Untied States in 1975, says that “to the maximum extent appropriate, handicapped children, including those children in public and private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not handicapped, and that special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of handicapped children from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the handicap is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily” (P.L. 94–142, § 1412 [5] [B]) (Villa
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