The Impact Of Classroom Inclusion And Inclusion In The Classroom

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This report aims to discuss the views parents, teachers, schools and the community hold about the inclusion of children with a disability or additional needs within a regular classroom setting, it explains how these views might impact on classroom inclusion strategies. Recommendations have been made to bring these views into line with current policies and legislation. When Federal legislation; Disability Discrimination Act was announced in 1992 it stated that it was unlawful to discriminate against people with disability in the workplace, education and access to premises, goods, services and facilities. It recognised the rights of people with disabilities and the legal obligations of service providers such as schools to provide all children, equal rights and access to education in a regular local school (Lane 2017). Whilst the laws and policies regarding people with disability should be adhered to there is no guarantee that inclusive practices are followed by all schools. Foreman and Arthur-Kelly recommend shared responsibility between parents, teachers, schools and the community for achieving inclusion for all students with additional needs into the classroom and the school community (2014, p. 69). The views of a Teacher A move towards inclusive schools has meant the need to prepare teachers for a more diverse student population within their classroom. According to Forlin, Loreman, Sharma and Earle a major barrier to establishing more inclusive classrooms is the
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