Inclusive Education For Children With Disabilities

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Abstract Inclusive education is where children with disabilities receive special education services in the general education setting. Many factors can make inclusion difficult or complex. Accommodating instruction to meet the educational needs of all students is one of the most fundamental problems in education. Many argue that inclusive practices benefit all students. While others argue that inclusive education is inadequately designed to meet the needs of exceptional students. Benefits of inclusive education have long been debated. This paper will review the issues of inclusive education. Introduction Inclusive education is where children with disabilities are placed in general education setting, to the maximum extent possible. In an inclusive classroom the services, supports and accommodations a student needs are brought to the classroom rather than moving the student to a separate location. The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) component under IDEA requires that districts provide students with disabilities appropriate access to general education. Students have the right to have access to the general education curriculum along with being provided the necessary services/accommodations that help them meet their needs. This is a key motivator for educators to push for inclusion. Inclusive education instills clear, consistent and rigorous standards for all students, promoting motivation and engagement for all. Instilling higher standards for all students will help
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