The Importance Of Education In Education

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We have come a long way since the days of institutions for human beings with disabilities. We now know that individuals with disabilities are quite capable of learning and contributing to society. In the present day, however, the question is not should disabled people be educated, but how best to educate them. Many now believe that the inclusion classroom is the best learning environment for those who are disabled. Still others feel that a self-contained classroom is a better fit for their educational and social needs. In this paper, both types of classroom settings will be addressed, with emphasis on the self-contained classroom being the most effective of the two. It is important that a disabled child's educational needs are put before their social needs. Therefore, they must have their own classrooms that will allow them to learn at their own pace and way. Up until the mid-twentieth century, people with mental and physical disabilities were most often sent to institutions. These institutions hardly met the physical needs of these individuals, much less their mental and educational needs. With the introduction of compulsory school laws, which require all children between a certain age to attend school, interest in education for the disabled began. Between 1948 and 1968 the number of disabled children in public schools grew from 357,000 to 2,252,000. In 1975, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act was established. The next year, the number had grown to about 4
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