The Importance Of Inclusion In Elementary Schools

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Inclusion in elementary schools can be tough, but how can the general education teachers, support the academic and social success of the students with disabilities who are included in the general education curricula? Inclusion is when a student with individual learning and behavioral needs is educated full time in the general education classroom. Basically, what this means is that the student with special needs is attending the general school program, enrolled in age-appropriate classes 100% of the school day. Mainstreaming is different from inclusion because mainstreaming is when students with disabilities spend a portion of their school day in the general education program and a portion in a separate special education program. Inclusion and mainstreaming are both good ways to educate students with disabilities in a least restrictive environment. Some examples would be the Including Samuel video. The successful strategies that were employed were putting the student in the general education classroom, letting the student be more independent, and the learning how each individual student learns. In the articles, the teachers have a view on what their greatest challenge is and what their best strategies are that they developed for those students. In the article, Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Elementary School Classrooms, Barbara R. Schirmer talks about the future of inclusion in schools. In the article, Toward Inclusion of Special Education Students in General
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