Inclusion Debate

Special Education has come a long way since the beginning of education. In many cases throughout the years children needing special education were tucked away in a classroom secluded from the rest of the students up until the founding of a great program called Inclusion. Inclusion takes the special education student and places him/her in a classroom full of regular students and has their special services come to them rather than having them secluded from all of their peers. Inclusion is a very controversial idea because it relates to educational and social values, as well as our sense of individual worth. Talking to an inclusion aid for a student with autism she is one hundred percent for the integration of special education students into the “regular” classrooms, although many others may disagree. Inclusion is a very beneficial idea, supported by law that promotes a well-rounded education while also teaching acceptance of others
Inclusion has adapted to refer to the inclusion of handicapped students in general education classes, but there are many other ways to refer to inclusion. In the early stages inclusion was referred to as integration and now is referred to as mainstreaming or having the students of special education reentering the regular or general education classrooms. Some students may be participating in inclusion or be mainstreamed all day with or without an aid while others may only do it for a fraction of the day. Inclusion puts the students with disabilities in the general classrooms for a period of time which they can handle (all depending on the severity of the disability and the student themselves) while only being pulled out for services that are required and necessary for the student to thrive.  
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This article talks about what inclusion is and how it started and the many pros and cons of how inclusion can benefit the students of both the disabled population and general population....